Product Comparison: Chicago Cutlery Insignia 1067823 vs Chicago Cutlery Insignia2 1068062

General Specifications
Chicago Cutlery
Mercer Culinary
About the Product
Just as an insignia is the mark of military rank, Insignia Steel cutting tools are the mark of a pro. This 18-piece Chicago Cutlery knife set has the knives that professionals rely on for accurate, efficient food prep. And, with a satin finish, the knives are pleasing to both the eye and the hand. This set makes a great gift, one that will be used regularly - not relegated to the back of the pantry.
Chicago Cutlery Insignia2 collection has fully tapered edges providing extreme sharpness for improved cutting performance. The high-carbon stainless steel blade resists stains and provides long lasting beauty and easy maintenance. Patented polymer ergonomic handles are durable and non-porous. This knife's full tang and triple rivets provide optimum strength and stability.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
Pieces Included
3-inch Peeling Knife, 3.25-inch Paring Knife, 6-inch Boning Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Serrated Bread Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, Kitchen Shears, 8x 4.5-inch Steak Knives, Hardwood Block
3-inch Paring Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Boning Knife, 5.5-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Serrated Bread Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Slicer Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8x 4.5-inch Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Hardwood Block
Knife Types
Parer, Peeler, Boner, Utility, Serrated, Santoku, Chef, Bread, Steak
Parer, Boner, Utility, Serrated, Bread, Santoku, Slicer, Chef, Steak
Blades Material
High-carbon Stainless Steel
High-carbon Stainless Steel
Handles Material
High-carbon Stainless Steel
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Chicago Cutlery Insignia 1067823 18-Piece Steel Knife Set
  • Love, love, love this knife set. The knives are all like one piece of metal and they are very light. The knives are EXTREMELY sharp.
  • The quality of these knives is at least equal to anything else out there, I wouldn't buy anything else.
  • These knives are really good, they're well balanced, easy to sharpen, stay sharp for a long time (if you use sharpening steel regulary), have comfortable grip and very easy to clean since they're solid steel piece.
  • Nice knifes! I bought two sets. Got myself a set then few years later got my parents a set, I liked them that much.
  • The quality of the knives are quite superb. They aren't as heavy as some of the more expensive German brands, but they are suitable for every-day use and have a full tang (meaning the handle won't break off).
Chicago Cutlery Insignia2 1068062 18-Piece Block Set
  • This set is beautiful. If you are willing to spend the money for quality then you will get it with this set. I took two weeks to decide on which set I would get and doing my homework paid off. Cooking is fun again.
  • Great knife set and shape. Good for a home chef that does not want to spend a fortune but wants a good all around knife set.
  • These knives are great quality. I wanted a set of German knives, but i settled on this instead. I have no regrets whatsoever.
  • The thing I liked the most about the knives is how they fit my female hand, I also like that they are super sharp and I like that the steak knives are not serrated.
  • Impressively sharp. I've had them for a bit over a month now and I can tell the quality is going to last.
Size & Weight
7.8 in
7.8 in
12.8 in
10.9 in
13.9 in
16.2 in
12.65 lb
13.35 lb
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - stainless steel
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
One-piece forged
Knife Block
Wooden block
Wooden block
In-block sharpener
In-block sharpener
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Hand wash
Forged design for increased weight and balance, Full Lifetime Warranty, Contoured Stainless Steel handles are sleek and contemporary
Limited Lifetime Warranty, Strength and balance blade, Heavy-duty forged bolster adds safety and balance, Patented ergonomic contemporary designed polymer handles, Triple compression stainless steel rivets secure the handles to the blade
What customers say about "Features"
Chicago Cutlery Insignia 1067823 18-Piece Steel Knife Set
  • Had these for 2 years so far and love them. They look great on my counter top and have functioned very well. I hand clean and dry them after every use as dishwashers and knives should never go together.
  • The sharpener built inside is handy and makes for an easy touch up sharpen if needed.
  • The sharpener has worked well to keep the knives sharp. There is some discoloration from our carelessness leaving them in the sink etc. but it is not obvious, and really just appears shaded in some areas of the blade.
  • Built-in ceramic sharpener is a nice feature. Shears are amazing, they're very sharp and strong, cut chicken ribs like a paper and very handy when working with raw meat, and they come apart so you can clean them like knives.
  • A little more pricey than most sets of knives, but well worth it. They are a little heavy, which is what I was looking for anyway.
Chicago Cutlery Insignia2 1068062 18-Piece Block Set
  • The block really is exceptional and it comes with a sharpener that works great. I used it to sharpen some old knives.
  • Just make sure to hand wash and dry and don't leave in water in the sink, and use the built-in shapener for a couple of swipes before putting back in their slots.
  • Arrived on time and looks like great quality for the price point. Love that it has a built in sharpener!
  • The block is ok, the builtin sharpener works well, but the slots dont seem to really match up with the knife set.
  • Well made, quality appears excellent. Weight, balance and handle feel are very nice.
Warranty / Certifications
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