FAQs


What type of knife do I need, and when should I use it?

Like anything else, a kitchen knife serves a particular purpose. Learning when to use your Ginsu knives will turn you into a pro, keep your knives performing at their best and save you time in the kitchen!

View our handy guide to different cutlery types and their uses here.

What is 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 dishwashers are not covered by this warranty.

Warranty Information
Quikut and Nuri Series Cutlery - Limited 1 Year Warranty
Quikut and Nuri Series cutlery are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 1 year from the original date of purchase. In the unlikely event that a defect exists during that time period, please send the defective product, along with $2.00 per knife (to cover postage and handling) and your address to:
GINSU
118 East Douglas Road
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Koden, Kotta, and Essential Series Cutlery - Limited Lifetime Warranty
Koden, Kotta, and Essential Series cutlery are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own the product. In the unlikely event that a defect exists, please send the defective product, along with $3.00 per knife (to cover postage and handling) and your address to:
GINSU
118 East Douglas Road
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Chikara Series Cutlery - Limited Lifetime Warranty
Chikara Series cutlery is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own the product. In the unlikely event that a defect exists, please send the defective product, along with $5.00 per knife (to cover postage and handling) and your address to:
GINSU
118 East Douglas Road
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

 

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, 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 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 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 visit: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/getNSRLs.html.