I've spent a good 10 years without having a real knife set and finally I have one now. I cut tomatoes with no problem. Out of the box they are pretty sharp and if one wanted to, you could make the sharper. But as they are, they cut things just fine.
I ordered this for my mother who has been insisting on this type of knife ensemble for some time. The order was on time and it was a real pleaser for a woman who is not easy to be pleased. The product is extremely sharp and is quite nice. Great choice.