Received these today. They arrived quickly and in excellent condition. The holding rack is ideal for it's purpose and the only reason I give these knives 4 stars is the fact that it states you can either fan the knives or have them all stood upright together; NOT so. If you attempt to stand them all together the width of the handles prevents a snug fit and the weight of the knives causes them to drop into the fan shape anyway. This said, the weight of the knives is a good thing. They are well made. VERY sharp, and (something I wondered about myself) they are live steel so the CAN be sharpened. Good product. Very good value. Adds a small talking point of colour to your kitchen. You could do a lot worse.