I was *not so* recently given the opportunity to try out some Ginsu Knives from my awesome buddies at CSN Stores. I have always harbored a desire to own Ginsu knives. I must admit that I am easily swayed by commercials. Just watch this one and tell me you don't want to own some too!
I didn't cut branches before cutting my tomatoes but the knives have all worked amazingly well so far! My biggest needs were for cheese and apples, the heart of my bento work ;) The smaller paring and steak knives both worked for these purposes. Cutting through the apple skin to make intricate work was a breeze! The larger knives all chop beautifully and the bread knife even sliced through a soft loaf without squashing it.
The only downside to these knives is that if you leave them with wetness on them they will start to rust eventually. Not a huge deal, it just means I have to be slightly less lazy about my knives. If you don't tend to use, abuse, and then leave your knives you won't have a problem!
I'm really glad I gave the Ginsu knives a try because they are epic! And as always, working with the CSN team was epic also :D