I ordered this knife block set because I appreciate knives that include good-sized bolsters on each blade in the set (including the steak knives), and this set has them. I liked the idea of an all-stainless set since my current set has a black non-slip coating on the handles which is beginning to wear off. I've included a comparison photo of two knives from this set along with the corresponding knives from my old set. This set feels decent in my hands, but it is light weight; the handles are obviously quite hollow, and the balance would be better if the handles had more heft to them. This knife block set comes with several bonus items: a very nice silicone peeler that has the best grip of any peeler I've used, handy tongs, and kitchen scissors. The knife blades are sharp, and the attractive wood knife block includes a sharpener. I haven't had the knives long enough to discover if they stain or become dulled more quickly than average for kitchen knives. I hand-wash all my good knives, so I can't comment about how these would do in a dishwasher, either. I think the set could be improved by including a bread knife, but I knew that it didn't have one when I ordered it, so I can't complain about the lack. The biggest drawback to this set is the underwhelming quality control; several items are poorly finished. There is a minor burr and a nasty black stain that won't wash off on the bolster of the chef knife (which is my most-used kitchen tool), and one of the steak knives has a poorly finished handle end. These are relatively minor cosmetic issues, but I'm taking a star off the rating for them. This knife set is fine, and far superior to the usual knife block sets from 20-30 years ago.
I was in need of a new knife set, and I am so glad I got this one. There is a sharpener as part of the block, a great set of knives, a peeler, and a set of tongues. I like that this set also comes with scissors, and has a place for it in the knife block. The knives are very sharp, and they are able to cut things well. I had gotten used to my old knives that weren't as sharp anymore, that I had to be careful when using the new ones, because they cut things so easily! I think you could also buy this for someone as a gift, as it really is a nice set.
Beautiful sleek design. Amazing addition to my kitchen. These knives are a game changer when it come to cooking. Unhappy about the scissors but everything is fine.
I've been searching for a mid-grade knife set for a while and these have surpassed all expectations. These knives belong in the high end pricing category! What a value! I've worked in many kitchens and have experienced many variety of kitchen knives and these are comparable to the high end ones. They're light, EXTREMELY sharp, and are aesthetically pleasing. It takes such little effort to cut anything and the built-in sharpener will make sure it stays that way.
I like the weight and balance of the knives. They are very sharp and slice veggies and meat very thin with no problem. The knives are a chance of the handle or blade snapping off. stays in place without having to hold it to remove the knives. I like the multiple knives designed for specific cuts - plus it includes the scissors, small size cutting board, and built-in sharpener. This is by far the best knife set I've ever purchased. The quality is amazing; made to last a long time Very satisfied is really good knives with couple is a cheaper price