DALSTRONG Utility Knife – Shogun Series

Ergonomic, functional and exquisitely designed!

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This packaging and product prove that this is a company that believes in the “wow” factor. Everything about this knife says style and excellence. It comes with a custom sheath that you unlock by pulling out a pin. It is in a black velvet-lined knife box. The hinged lid is magnetic and explains the finer details of this Shogun series knife. Over that, is a sleeve for the box itself, so that it will never break open unexpectedly. It is a brilliant and elegant design.
Along with the knife is a thick booklet introducing you to the utility knife and describing the care of the product. Also, there is a cleaning cloth for your shiny new knife and a keychain embossed with the company name and logo. There has been no skimping on a thing anywhere with this blade. The purpose of the utility knife is to bridge the gap between the paring knife and the chef knife. It can do a variety of tasks well. 
This knife is nearly perfect. It is gorgeous. The blade and the end cap have the company lion logo engraved. The handle has three rivets with the center having a beautifully crafted copper mosaic pin. Embossed into the blade is their signature Tsunami Rose pattern. The handle is G-10 Garolite, having military strength steel, it is expected to last a lifetime. The Shogun series is Japanese VG-10 steel (aka “super” steel), and it has 66 layers of high-carbon stainless steel for durability, strength, and stain-resistance.
The most important things about knives, as gorgeous as this one is, is how they perform; be it in a professional kitchen wielded by a chef or in a home kitchen. My take after testing is that this knife cuts, dices, and slices everything with ease. Whatever I put on my cutting board might as well have been melted butter for how it held up against this blade. When I was an assistant chef, we had nothing like this fantastic knife. I am so proud to own several pieces in the Shogun series. These knives rank among my favorite buys ever on Amazon.
This utility knife has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. There is also a lifetime warranty against defect, so there is no risk. I received this product at a discount to test and write an honest, unbiased review.

Koffee Kult Coffee Gift Basket – Variety of 3 Whole Bean Coffees with Krups Grinder

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Terrific coffee AND a Krups grinder together are an excellent package for the coffee lover in your life!

This set marks my second Koffee Kult Coffee purchase. I am no less impressed with this than with my first venture. Now I do not wish to say I am in a “Kult,” per se, due to possible implications, but the coffee is stellar! Inside the box that beckons you to “be one of us” [their mascot is a squirrel who looks like he has had way too much caffeine LOL] is a quality Krups grinder for these fresh, whole coffee beans, and three packs of coffee: dark roast, medium roast, and Harrar.

My personal favorite is the medium roast. I do not think I make my coffee particularly weak, but I use less than one-half the amount the company recommends. They suggest twelve tablespoons per four-cup pot. My tendency is for slightly under six spoons. I will take that as it will last twice as long! I have used the coffee for my regular French press brewing. I have enjoyed it plain, with cream and sugar, and “bulletproof” style. With the warmer weather coming in already, I will soon be making cold coffee, and I cannot wait to taste it with Koffee Kult’s beans.

The Krups large capacity [3 oz] coffee grinder is simply a fantastic bonus and makes it all the better a gift if you go that route. I received this product at a discount to test and to write an honest, unbiased review.