I’m writing this comment because I saw the poor reviews and was so shocked that others did not share the same experience as me. I bought my set back in 2013 and still use, love, and prefer them to this day. My only complaint with them is that though they have this nice clear holder, it make placing them in the kitchen a pain because the functionality of easily accessing them is lost depending where they are placed e.g. if directly under the cabinet, they are harder to get out because they are large knifes that go vertical. otherwise, they are amazing. very strong, durable blade.