Look at these colorful knives! Would you like knives this colorful in your kitchen?
These knives are from the Pure Komachi line, and they are just now getting rereleased in new, brighter colors. (The old colors were more pastel.) They looked like gimmicky knives to us at first (where's the steel?) but it turns out the color is from bonding FDA approved resin to high carbon stainless steel blades. So basically these knives have a nonstick coating.
This nonstick coating might make them easier to clean and even to use, but we haven't actually tried them. Does anyone have one or two of these color-coded knives?
This particular set includes 4" Tomato/Cheese Knife (Light Fuchsia), 6" Multi-Purpose Utility (Blue), 3.5" Parer (Green), 5.75" Sandwich Knife (Light Purple), 4 3/8" Fish Knife (Light Blue), 6.5" Asian Chef's (Light Pink), 8" Bread (Orange), 8" Chef's (Fuchsia) and a clear acrylic knife block. We've read good reviews of the knives, but the knife block seems to take up a lot of space.
• Pure Komachi 2 9-Piece Knife Set, $89.95 at Broadway Panhandler
• You can find the individual knives at Amazon.com
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(Images: Broadway Panhandler/Amazon)