These are really excellent sharp kitchen knives for people who love cooking and want a really good set of professional standard knives. Sure they cost a lot more than similar looking products but you really get what you pay for and they are very well made one piece construction and wickedly sharp. The only thing I don't like is the steel for sharpening as I don't know how to use it but that's my fault not the set. The bread knife cuts sweetly and the little knife is great for meat. Highly recommended!