Fully agree with the previous reviewer. This is a cheap knife set that does indeed look cheap but also does what you expect it to do for the price you've paid. I bought this as a Christmas present for my mother-in law and I was a little disappointed with the aesthetic looks, however she seemed happy enough and has been using them MOST of the time.
The steel, although stainless, isn't shiny and looks discoloured, even to the point of appearing dirty. The knives are also quite loose and ill fitting inside the block. To pick even further, the posh looking label wasn't even applied correctly onto the block itself, placed on 'wonky' and at an angle. Nice attention to detail.... NOT! Be warned: the picture makes the block look nicer than it actually is: in reality, it's made from a cheap looking non-smooth plastic.
All of the knives have serrated blades and cut by a saw action rather than with a clean slice. Being laser edged, they apparently don't ever need sharpening so only time will tell how long they actually do last - or how long she will keep them before upgrading to a nicer looking set..! Similar ones elsewhere advertise a fifteen year guarantee but this is not mentioned anywhere in the packaging so I'd also be mindful of that if considering these.
To summarise, I couldn't possibly recommend these for giving to a serious home cook - as I did - but as a cheap set either for yourself or someone else who's not that much into cookery, they're functional.