What is A Limited Lifetime Warranty?
The Lifetime Limited Warranty guarantees your cutlery to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal household use for the lifetime of the cutlery. Scratches, stains, discoloration or damage caused by dishwaashers are not covered by this warranty.
Are your knives dishwasher safe?
The only knives we carry that are truly safe for cleaning in a dishwasher are part of our DishwasherSAFE cutlery line. Although you may not experience any issues with our other product lines we recommend that you hand-wash your knives to increase the longevity and finish of your blades. After washing, dry promptly with a hand towel and return to the storage block (if provided).
Are your knives full-tang or fully forged?
Our Essential Series and Koden Series cutlery lines feature full-tang blades. Our Chikara Series and Damascus Series cutlery have fully forged blades along with a bolster to prevent accidental slips and cuts on your fingers. Chikara Series steak knives come in a full-forged option or a more economical, stamped version that is made of the same high-quality 420J Japanese stainless steel. Regardless of which knife set you choose, we take our commitment to quality very seriously and we are confident that you will enjoy your Ginsu knives for many years to come.
California PROP 65 Warning Label:
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
What are those warning labels on my products? You may have seen the following warning label on our products: “WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.” We appreciate your concerns about the California Proposition 65 warning placed on our products. The label does not mean that our products will necessarily cause cancer or reproductive harm. We believe that our products are not harmful when used as designed, but we provide the warning as a result of the California law.
What is Proposition 65? The State of California has enacted the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 generally referred to as "Proposition 65." Proposition 65 is a far reaching law and applies to any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California. Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that contains or may contain any of 700-plus elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful. Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 have been routinely used in everyday consumer items for years without documented harm.
Why has Ginsu Brands decided to place a label on its products? The potential penalties for not complying with Proposition 65 are significant. As a result of these potential penalties, Ginsu Brands and many other manufacturers have elected to provide the Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution in order to avoid the potential for liability. For more information about Proposition 65 please visit: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/getNSRLs.html.