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You may not know much about Dalstrong Knives. That’s because they are a newer knife company that is making big moves. This is a company that is focused on design and quality, both of which we appreciate in a knife set. Here is our Dalstrong Knives review.

 

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About Dalstrong Knives

In the history of knife making, Dalstrong would be considered a newer entrance to the industry. They started in 2012 and claims to be pushing the boundaries with their innovative kitchen tool designs.

A quick glance at their website, and you can see that they are taking aesthetics to a new level.

They seem to be taking a customer-centric approach to their product, and with over 75,000 chefs buying their products, it seems to be working.

DALSTRONG Knives review

 

 

Dalstrong Knives Product Lines

Dalstrong has created 6 knife series to date, each with its own unique style. This Dalstrong knife review covered all of Dalstrongs lines.

Their 6 kitchen knife product lines are:

Shogun

This is their most popular series of knives because of the Damascus 67 layers of steel.

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - 5pc - Shogun Series X Knife Set - AUS-10V High-Carbon Japanese Super Steel

 

Gladiator

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 18-Piece - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - Forged German ThyssenKrupp HC Steel - Walnut Stand - Black Handles

Phantom

 

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 6-Piece w/Magnetic Knife Stand - Phantom Series - Japanese High-Carbon - AUS8 Steel - Pakkawood Handle

Omega

There are no sets for the Omega series but they are truly beautiful individual Japanese knives.

DALSTRONG - Kiritsuke Chef Knife - 8.5" - Omega Series - American BD1N-VX - Hyper Steel - w/Sheath

Crusader

Probably the coolest looking knife handles you will ever see!

DALSTRONG Chef Knife - 8" - Crusader Series - Forged Thyssenkrupp High-Carbon German Stainless Steel - w/Magnetic Sheath - NSF Certified

 

Shadow Black

These are nice knives and have an awe-inspiring look to them.

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 5-Piece Set - Shadow Black Series - Black Titanium Nitride Coated - High Carbon - 7CR17MOV-X Vacuum Treated Steel- Sheath - NSF Certified

All of these are sold individually or as a set, with the exception of the Omega series, which you can only buy as individual knives.

 

 

Top Dalstrong Knife Set Reviews

DALSTRONG Chef Knife - 8" - Gladiator Series - Forged ThyssenKrupp High Carbon German Steel - Full Tang - Dalstrong Blue ABS Handle - w/Sheath

Dalstrong Gladiator Knives Series Colossal 18 Piece Knife Set Review

Included:

  • 9″ Carving/Slicer
  • 9″ Bread Knife
  • 8.5″ Kiritsuke Chef Knife
  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 7″ Nakiri Knife
  • 6″ Boning Knife
  • 6.5″ Utility Knife
  • 6.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 6 x 5″ Straight Edge Steak Knives
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 2.75″ Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • 10″ Gladiator Series Honing Steel
  • Handmade Walnut Wood Block

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - German HC Steel - 18 Pc - Walnut Stand (Black Handles)

Block Material: Walnut Wood

Knife Material: German steel

Pros:

  • Full tang for extra strength
  • Razor-sharp edge
  • Beautiful knife block display
  • Pakkawood handles
  • 56+ Rockwell hardness scale
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee
  • Ultra-sharp, hand sharpened blades

 

Cons:

  • Higher price point than other knife sets (such as the ones we cover in our Cangshan Knives review)
  • The knife block can consume a lot of counter space in a smaller kitchen.
  • 2 more steak knives would go a long way to rounding out this set.

 

Overall Review of Gladiator Knives Series:

 

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - German HC Steel - 18 Pc - Walnut Stand (Black Handles)

With a full 5 star rating and a beautiful look, this is the knife set that you buy when you are ready to settle down and get to business. This full tang knife set is a sure win. The handles of the Gladiator knife series are beautiful. Tripe riveted, luxury ABS polymer fits nicely in your hand allowing for easy slicing and cutting. This set has every knife imaginable and they are carefully tapered for improved hardiness (achieving a 56+ on the Rockwell Hardness Scale (1)). The only drawback I have seen is that the handles are slightly longer for kitchen knives. This can give the knives a weird balance, but it’s only been noted by a few users.  But if you have larger hands (like I do), you may not even notice it.

This is a beautiful knife set and has a lot of features that make it worth considering adding to your kitchen. Since they also offer a money-back guarantee, this is the set you can try and see if it first your needs. This Chef knife makes the cut in our Best Chef Knife Under $100. This knife set gets a near-perfect 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - German HC Steel - 18 Pc - Walnut Stand (Black Handles)

Click here to buy the Gladiator Series 

 

 

Dalstrong Phantom Review 6 Piece Set

Included:

  • 9″ Bread Knife
  • 9.5″ Kiritsuke Chef Knife
  • 8″ Chef’s Knife
  • 7″ Santoku
  • 5″ Utility Knife
  • 4″ Paring Knife

Block Material: Walnut Wood

Knife Blade Material: Japanese Style Blade of High-Carbon AUS8 Steel

 

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 6-Piece w/Magnetic Knife Stand - Phantom Series - Japanese High-Carbon - AUS8 Steel - Pakkawood Handle

Pros:

  • Knife block holds up to 12 knives
  • Dragon Spire Double Magnetic Sided Block Set
  • Over 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2000 reviews (1)
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Rich black Spanish pakkawood handle
  • Japanese AUS-8 steel at 58+ Rockwell hardness

Cons:

  • Higher priced in the Dalstrong series
  • Steak knives are extra
  • Magnetic holders for knives can be dangerous for families with young kids

 

Click here to buy this Phantom Set of Knives 

 

Overall Review of Dalstrong Phantom 6 Piece Set :

 

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 6-Piece w/Magnetic Knife Stand - Phantom Series - Japanese High-Carbon - AUS8 Steel - Pakkawood Handle

This knife set is a very knife-looking design, and they appear to have spared no details when it comes to creating an elegant-looking knife set. The Dragon Spire knife holder is a beautiful place to display these knives. This fall in the premium-priced knife sets for Dalstrong, just remember, if you want the matching steak knives, it will cost you more.

Click here to buy this Phantom Set of Knives 

 

Dalstrong Shadow Black Series Review 5 Piece Knife Set

Included:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 6.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 5.5″ Utility Knife
  • 3.75″ Paring Knife

 

Block Material:

Knife Material: High-carbon German 7CR17MOV-X super-steel

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 5-Piece Set - Shadow Black Series - Black Titanium Nitride Coated - High Carbon - 7CR17MOV-X Vacuum Treated Steel- Sheath - NSF Certified

Pros:

  • Titanium Coated
  • A midnight black ergonomic
  • Fiber-resin and military-grade G10 handle are nearly impervious to heat, cold, and moisture.
  • Very distinct looking knife set that  will have your guest “ooh” ing at the site of them
  • 55+ Rockwell hardness
  • Knife block easily fits on a countertop

 

Cons:

  • Potential for black to discolor or flake
  • No steak knives

 

Click here to buy the Shadow set. 

 

Overall Review of Dalstrong Shadow Black Series:

DALSTRONG Knife Block Set - 5-Piece Set - Shadow Black Series - Black Titanium Nitride Coated - High Carbon - 7CR17MOV-X Vacuum Treated Steel- Sheath - NSF Certified

Personally, I’m not a fan of the black knife set. It’s nothing against it, just not my preference. Perhaps it’s from the Tomodachi knife set (review here) that began flaking almost immediately that has turned me off of non-stainless steel knives. Either way, this set is a nice-looking set and more affordable than the Shogun and Phantom series of knives.

 

Click here to buy the Shadow set. 

 

Dalstrong Crusader Series Review: 18pc Knife Block Set

Included:

  • 9″ Carving Knife
  • 8″ Bread Knife
  • 8.5″ Kiritsuke Chef Knife
  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 7″ Nakiri Knife
  • 6.5″ Boning Knife
  • 6″ Fillet Knife
  • 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 6 x 5″ Straight Edge Steak Knives
  • 4.5″ Paring Knife
  • 3″ Tourne Peeling Knife
  • 9″ Crusader Series Honing Steel
  • Handmade Walnut Wood Block

Block Material: Acacia Wood

Knife Material: German Stainless Steel

Pros:

  • NSF Certified
  • Magnetic Sheath
  • 56+ Rockwell hardness rating
  • Full Tang
  • Edge angles of 14 to 16 degrees
  • High-chromium stainless steel handle
  • Very unique looking knife set
  • All steel design
  • Space-saving design on the woodblock to take up less counter space
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars

 

Cons:

  • Hand wash and quickly dry to prevent rust spots
  • 2 more steak knives would be nice
  • Higher price point than the Gladiator set

 

Overall Review of Crusader Series 18pc Knife Block Set:

This knife set is just beautiful, but it’s not for everyone’s taste. The price point on these knives signals that you want to make sure you are ready for such a purchase. Still, it is hard to beat the look of these. If you are considering the Gladiator knife set and want something truly unique, it’s hard to beat these handles and look of the knives. It’s also the only knife set that had a fillet knife so if you love fish this may be a factor in your buying decision.

Click here to buy the Crusader Series 

 

Other Crusader Knife Set Options

If this knife set is more than you need, Dalstrong does offer individual knives in this series and an 8 piece block set.

This one doesn’t come with steak knives, but it is still a stunning design, and the case is truly one of a kind.

Click here to buy the 8 piece set 

Dalstrong Shogun Series Review: 5 Piece Series

Included:

  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku
  • 6-inch Utility Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 3.75-inch Paring Knife
  • Wood Block

Block Material: Acacia Wood

Knife Material: Japanese Super Steel

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - 5pc - Shogun Series X Knife Set - AUS-10V High-Carbon Japanese Super Steel

Pros:

  • Honbazuke hand-sharpened edge
  • Aus-10V Japanese super steel blades
  • Beautiful design
  • 62+ Rockwell hardness scale
  • Full Tang
  • Hand polished
  • Impervious fiberglass resin handles
  • Very cool looking knife block

Cons:

  • The look isn’t to everyone’s liking
  • Looking around, there seemed to be some that questioned the quality of the knives
  • Japanese steel, made in China. Feel weird.
  • Higher priced knife set but you get fewer knives, only for discerning chefs who know their knives.

 

Click here to buy the Shogun set

 

Overall Review of Dalstrong Shogun 5 Piece Series

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - 5pc - Shogun Series X Knife Set - AUS-10V High-Carbon Japanese Super Steel

These knives come at a premium. I’m not a knife guru, but I do know what I like. These knives have me thinking pass. As cool as the hammered edge looks on these, it’s just not to my liking. Add in that you can the 18-piece Gladiator set for roughly $50 more, and I would go that route if I were choosing between the two.

Still, they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you are wondering about this set, it looks like you can try it risk-free. If you like the look but don’t need all of the knives, the Dalstrong chef knife makes our top 10 rated Best Chef Knife under $200.

 

Click here to buy the Shogun set

 

Dalstrong Steak Knives

Dalstrong makes a variety of steak knives in their different series. Each set has its own unique style, and you are bound to find something you like. Each of the steak knives comes with its own sheath, so you can safely store them in a drawer without damaging the knife (or the drawer, these things are sharp!)

Here are some of Dalstrongs steak knife sets, from lowest to highest price, to help you with your selection.

Gladiator Series: Forged German ThyssenKrupp HC Steel w/Sheaths

 

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Shadow Black Series – Black Titanium Nitride

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Crusader Series: Forged Thyssenkrupp High-Carbon German Stainless Steel – w/Magnetic Sheath – NSF Certified

These NSF-certified steak knives are the coolest steak knives I have ever seen. They look amazing are made from great steel and are sure to be a conversation piece the next time you have people over.

Click here to buy this set 

 

Gladiator Series Steak Knife Set with Folding Block

 

DALSTRONG Steak Knife Folding Block Set - 8-Piece Set - 5" Straight Edge Blade - Gladiator Series - Forged German ThyssenKrupp HC Steel - Modular Storage Block - Black G10 Handle This Dalstrong steak knife set comes with rock hollow dimples, to ensure the meat falls off of the knife after cutting. The blades are of Thyssenkrupp high-carbon German steel (like many of the big-name german knives) and have a 56+ RHS.

The handles are military-grade  (Black G10) and the knife block is an adjustable storage block to adequately suit any countertop or drawer you may need to place it. This is their premier set of steak knives, an excellent and practical housewarming gift, or a wedding gift.

 

Click here to buy this set 

 

DALSTRONG – Santoku Knife – 7″ Omega Series  BD1N-V – Hyper Steel – w/Sheath

 

DALSTRONG Santoku Knife - 7" - Omega Series - American BD1N-VX - Hyper Steel - w/Sheath This is a beautiful santoku knife that would look great in anyone’s collection. This series has several options besides the Santoku and is worth your consideration.

DALSTRONG Santoku Knife - 7" - Omega Series - American BD1N-VX - Hyper Steel - w/Sheath

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Dalstrong Knives Frequently Asked Questions

Where are Dalstrong headquarters?

Their headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Where is Dalstrong manufactured?

Dalstrong knives are manufactured in Yangjiang, China.

Did you know all Wusthof knives are made in Germany. read about them in our Wusthof Knives review.

 

Are Dalstrong knives any good?

While Dalstrong is a newer knife maker there are a lot of people who are enjoying their knife sets. There will always be higher-end chefs that will stick to more establish traditional brands (like Wusthof, Henckels, and Shun), but if you are a home check looking to invest in a knife set that is a step above entry-level knives (see our Chicago Cutlery review), then this may be the brand for you.

 

Is Dalstrong NSF certified?

Yes, Dalstrong has knives that are National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified.

 

What is Dalstrong Knives Warranty and Guarantee?

Dalstrong offers a 120-day full money-back guarantee; this is greater than many other knife makers and shows their conviction in their product.

They offer a 100% money-back lifetime warranty against defects. Their customer service has also been known as top-level and very customer-centric.

 

Does Dalstrong Make Cutting Boards?

Yes, Dalstrong offers a teak cutting and serving board; they come in two sizes, you can see them both here. Along with their 4 piece grilling set.

 

Does Dalstrong make cookware?

Yes, Dalstrong currently sells some cookware. They currently offer frypans, skillets, and sauce pots. You can see them all here. 

 

Are Dalstrong Knives dishwasher safe?

To best preserve your Dalstrong knives, it is recommended that you hand wash them and immediately hand dry them to prevent any rusting. This is the same for all quality knife sets and knife makers.

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What is the best Dalstrong Knife Series?

The best Dalstrong knife set is the Gladiator 18 piece knife set.  It offers the best amount of knives at a price that is still decent.

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - German HC Steel - 18 Pc - Walnut Stand (Black Handles)

 

Click here to buy this set 

 

Final Thoughts On Our Dalstrong Knives Review

While Dalstrong Knives are a newer knife brand company, they do offer a few different selections of high-quality knives at relatively reasonable prices for the quality of knife you are getting. If you are looking for an entry-level knife, these are not them. But if you are looking to upgrade your knives or just starting out, these knives are a great place to start, and with their money-back satisfaction guarantee, it looks like you are in good hands.

Click here to see the Dalstrong store on Amazon 

 

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1 – https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/rockwell-hardness

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