Do not purchase this product - it has a serious manufacturing flaw. I purchased 2 sets of these knives expecting great quality with a elegant style. However when we used the steak knives and placed them in the dishwasher (blade pointed downward) all the handles filled up with nasty dish water because upon examination a very small hole exists in the base of every handle (this small hole was not previously seen before we used the knives). Following the wash and dry cycle, one can feel and hear the water slouching in each handle. We tried shaking the knives to empty the water out of the handles - a small amount came out; but, residual dish water remained in all the handles. Further, when the knives are used, water continues to leak out of the handles - not a very sanitary condition with no real solution.Thus a serious manufacturing process flaw exists. The hole in the handle base is detectable and correctable. This product needs to be removed from markets until this problem is corrected.