I love this set I finally have knives that are dangerously sharp :) if not used properly but that is something I wanted. they cut everything like butter my husband wont use them :) he claims so he wont cut himself I think he just uses that as an excuse to stay out of the kitchen until dinner is served.....lol I take excellent care of them I wash them by hand never in the dishwasher...ever. I wash then as soon as Im done using or cooking and I hand dry them then leave them out for a bit before storing in the block to make sure they are dry. I do this because I take care of what I buy and even though I got them at such a good price I don't feel a product should be discounted or called expensive because it rust when people don't care for them Ive never had an issue Ive had them about 6 months used every day but again I clean them as they are intended to be cleaned!!