This is the 6th set we've purchased, first for ourselves and then as gifts for family. After 30+ years of my husband complaining about the dull knives we'd received as a wedding gift, I said he should get me a better set and quit complaining. So he got me this set and we've been extremely pleased with it--so pleased that we've given this block set as gifts for a college grad, bridal shower and for Christmas. Everyone appreciates having good quality, sharp knives at hand in the kitchen. One by one, eventually each household of our family will have this block of knives!