1. Welcome to the New & Improved BladeForums. New software info here. Please report problems in Tech Support, and read existing threads before posting! - Spark
  2. I've changed the default forum style to Flat Awesome based on feedback. Don't like it? Click here to change how the forums look Feedback on this is welcome here.
  3. The rules for The Exchange can be found here. Please read and follow them.


Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by poaform, May 17, 2012.

  1. poaform

    poaform Banned BANNED

    May 17, 2012
    is cutco still a good company?
  2. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Never was a good company. You post was moved to GB&U. Please read our rules posted at the top of General.
  3. michaelm466


    Mar 5, 2009
    I think they're way over priced for what the are (440A) however, I've heard they have good customer service, so that's why they keep selling I would guess (also for the average person 440A is a step up from the 420J2 they're probably used to in kitchen knives), for the price you could get better quality knives in VG-10.
  4. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Spot on and I am pretty sure you can get better quality at less than the price.
  5. barcbsa

    barcbsa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Just my opinion... they make an OK $5 knife and sell it for $40 (probably more now) because it's a multi-level marketing scam. Everyone in the chain gets a cut of the sales. My mother-in-law bought one many years ago... and it still seems like a $5 knife.
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006

    Big Mike
  7. bladescout26

    bladescout26 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2012
    uh Cutco isn't a multi level marketing company barcbsa....I agree they arent the best knives available but there isnt a better deal around that i know of...ie. free sharpening for life and a no questions asked replacement of any knife even if you do something really stupid and snap your blade or melt the handle....best steel? no.... best warranty? hands down
  8. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Doesn't Cutco own Ka-Bar?
  9. bladescout26

    bladescout26 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2012
    yes they do
  10. bladescout26

    bladescout26 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2012
    to be more clear ALCOA owned both of them and then some of the managers bought out ALCOA and both companies are owned by the private company
  11. bandaidman

    bandaidman Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2001
    The knives are expensive for what they are


    they are American made which is a big plus for me

    My wife is a great cook. I have bought her many fancy German and Japanese cooking knives through the years, including recently some shun and custom Murray Carter ones.

    Her favorite knife remains a Cutco one she bought from a neighborhood kid.

    I must admit the handle is very well designed and comfortable
  12. J. Hoffman

    J. Hoffman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2011
    Free sharpening, but you have to pay for shipping and wait for them. Most people don't want to give up their knives for a week or two. I've sharpened several Cutcos for customers and they all complain about the turn around time from Cutco and they also tell me that they never really come back sharp. They are selling the knife for several times the price it should be sold for, that way they can replace the knife several times and still make money off of it.
  13. knifeworks805

    knifeworks805 Banned BANNED

    Aug 3, 2011
    I love my cutco knives. The fit and finish is exellent. The steel isn't the best but their heat treatment is spot on. The knives take an insanely sharp edge and hold it for a long enough time. The cool thing about the knives that I can send them in 15 years from now to have them replaced, absolutely free of charge. I will never have to buy another kitchen knife.
  14. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006

    That sounds like the Cutco speal.

    Do you sell them?

    Big Mike
  15. ADD


    Apr 29, 2006
    Cutco.... ?

    RUN AWAY !

    ... and be quick about it (unless it is their kitchen shears bought on the secondary market).
  16. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I have a couple of Cutco knives that are very functional and I like using them.

    The handle material reminds me of the Buck Paperstone material.

    The knives are serrated, and you are supposed to send them back in to have them sharpened.

    As mentioned, they are very expensive for the materials involved.

    Here is my take - Cutco is probably great for people who want something good but don't really know or are not really into knives.

    Check out Buck's offerings for kitchen knives in this class - very nice stuff.


  17. Stubai


    Mar 16, 2007
    Two years ago I had the chance to use an older Cutco knife, the model 1065. This blade was nothing close to stainless as the patina/rust was deep. The knife held a wonderful edge and the handle was amazingly comfortable, I even wanted to buy the blade but the owner would hear nothing of it saying it was on the rare side. It was about the size of a Buck 119 and performed as well or better than any of my vintage Smith & Wesson skinners.

    I did snag a model 1737 cleaver in a trade. Thought it was cheap mundane stainless until I used it, abused it and then used it more until my arms hurt. The heavy blade cut exceedingly well in cedar and oak. It was simple and quick to touch up the edge. I have under $50 in it, so I am delighted to say the least. Now the cleaver stays in the bug out bag next to the Basic 9.
  18. bladescout26

    bladescout26 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2012
    you dont have to send your cutco knives in to them for sharpening...they have some of their sales reps that will come to your house and sharpen all of your knives at no cost although they will probably ask for referrals and try having you upgrade and or buy more knives....at least this was their practice a few years ago
  19. Moosh


    May 21, 2012
    I do...
  20. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    So this guy and a few other ID's join on the same day asking about cutco. (All the other ID's posting from the same computer.) Blech. Seems to fit in well with CUTCO. Moosh, consider yourself on a short leash here.

    Personally, I would look for a brand that operates with stronger ethics. Not that hard to find and you will end up with a better knife.
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

Share This Page