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KEEN Men S Highland WP Shoe 11 Chestnut Silver Birch
The KEEN Men's Highland WP Shoe is a Hybrid shoe that is one part trail and one part street. The leather Upper brings in the style while providing durable protection against trail debris. Walk with confidence in this low-profile shoe ankles moving easily and an EVA Outsole that cushions and grips. The cinchable lacing system is quick and easy so you can take off for work just as quick as you will the trail. Features of the KEEN Men's Highland WP Shoe Waterproof premium leather Upper Lace-lock bungee system Removable luftcell PU insole for long-lasting comfort High-rebound EVA Midsole Abrasion-resistant EVA Outsole Keen. dry waterproof breathable membrane Eco anti-odor for natural odor control Environmentally preferred premium leather from LWG-certified tannery
Ruth Adar: Very high in quality, comes in a box which was good enough to retain for storage (I don't carve a big piece of meat every night.) The knife is nicely balanced and the handles of both knife and fork feel good in the hand. The price isn't cheap, but neither is the product.
Wayne: I was a little skeptical about the benefits of a carving knife, but wow, this knife is amazing (good weight, good quality). It cut through the turducken like butter. The carving fork was perfect for keeping the stuffing in place while cutting through the birds. I've only used it once, but will definitely find add'l opportunities to use this set.
George S.: I bought this knife and block set as a Christmas gift for my wife. She loves it. Our only disappointment was that the block was a different style than that shown on Amazon or, for that matter, on the box it arrived in. The picture showed a block with six slots for steak knives. The block we got is the one now shown in the Amazon add. Apparently Henckel made a change in their set about the same time I ordered it. We can live with the substitution though as the knive set is now selling for $50 more than what I paid for it in December 03. I would have bought the set regardless of the block design but the steak knive slots was a nice feature that appealed to me. The knives are well crafted, have a great feel, extremely sharp and we love them. There were two extra slots in the block that accomodated another Henckel knife we already owned and one other. We also love the selection of knives, especially the paring knife and small serrated knife. Some other reviewers have mentioned scratches or uneven sharpening but we've not noticed either of these conditions.
Jeremy S.: First, let me start by saying that I'm very picky when it comes to my kitchen tools. That's right - they're tools, not gadgets or toys - tools to get the job done.I bought these knives almost over 9 years ago. Amazon says that I bought them in December, 2002. And I've been using them ever since!These are very good knives. The full tang in the handle means that the blade metal extends all the way through the handle. They have good weight to them for good knife control - when a knife is too light, I find that it's not as good for doing things in the kitchen like... cutting.This set comes with a nice knife block, but the one I got was not the one in the Amazon picture. Mine has a scissors holder in the bottom of the block where the image shows steak knife holes. I also appreciate that there are a few unused knife slots in the block - perfect to safely store some of my other knives.Some people indicate that the knives were great when new, but not after some time. I can understand this - you need to take care of your knives! Take care of the tools, and they'll take care of you. There are two steps to taking great care of your tools:1) Use the (included) honing steel before you use the knives. EVERY TIME! Please learn to use it safely and correctly - it will maintain your blade edge nicely. There are many online resources showing you how to do this, but my favorite is an old episode of the show Good Eats where Alton Brown shows how to use a honing steel.2) Sharpen them (or have them sharpened) occasionally. I find that even with heavy use, I can go 6 months to 1 year between times when my chef's knife (the most-used one) needs sharpening. I tried several sharpening options near me, but in the end, I purchased a sharpening kit from Amazon and do it myself. It takes about 20-30 minutes to fully sharpen a large knife, and doing so is completely worth it. I use this kit:Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening Systemand it works great. I also bought a couple of extra hones and a clamp to help mount it to my work bench.Why only 4 stars not 5? The knives are not perfect. They're not as nice and don't hold an edge quite as well as a more expensive unit, such as a Shun knife. Of course, you could buy this whole set for the price of a single Shun knife, so you really need to decide what's most important for your particular situation. But these knives are a nice balance of cost and quality. And over 9 years later, mine are just getting broken in.
J. Lee: If you want the best bang for your buck, go buy yourself a Victorinix (Forschner) Fibrox set and pocket the change. You will get all the performance at a lower cost.If you want a laser edged knife that will maintain and edge and slice through anything, go find yourself a superior quality steel (hint.. look for a Japanese knife).The steel used by Henckels is soft by knife standards which makes it easy to sharpen and hone but holds a very blunt edge. I guess this is acceptable for most amateur cooks. However, a knife should CUT. I should be able to slide a knife without any downward pressure and have it slice through a tomato with only the weight of the blade. This has to do with the geometry of a blade, and the geometry of the blade is dependent on the hardness of the steel. A harder steel can be beveled at much narrower angles.If you are like most people and want a decent looking low-maintenance knife, I guess this will be fine. If you truly care about cutting performance, move up to a harder steel (carbon steel or higher quality stainless steel). The extra care required in maintaining the knife is offset by a decrease in prep time.I owned Henckels Pro S for about 5 years and was really annoyed by its inability to hold an edge and the need for frequent sharpenings despite regular use of a honing steel. Now my entire knife set is made of various Japanese names, half of which are hand-forged carbon steel. The difference is night and day.If you want a quality knife, look at most working chefs use. Talk to someone who slices and dices vegetables all day.