I see some reviewers gave it a bad review, saying they weren't of the quality they expected, but what I've come to discover is that Hrnckels has 2 lines of cutlery: JA Henckels is the more affordable line and has a picture of ONE man. This is great as a starter set. This particular set is a basics collection - meaning there aren't many larger knife types - and it's good enough for me. ZWILLING J. A. HENCKELS (picture has TWO men) is the higher quality knives and are prices as such. I think previous users expected this higher quality when they purchased the lower of the two lines. This one-man set is great and basic. I would recommend.