I was excited to receive my set of knives. They look great on the counter and they feel great as well. Nice handles and polished look. However, if you put them in the dishwasher remove them as soon as it's done or else they will stain. This brand is supposed to be one of the best. I really expected more. I have 2 stained steak knives already. :-(
The set is nice. I have mine for three years now. I live in the Caribbean and close enough to the sea, therefore, my scissors and the least used pieces have some tiny rust marks. A little ajax takes care of the spots on the knives, the scissors won't budge. This knives are sturdy but do not use the tip to pierce anything hard. I broke one doing that and my husband another. The blades remain sharp for a long time. Overall it is reasonable set.