Oh my god, these knives are so pretty. I don't usually pay this much for knives and I was hoping that these wouldn't disappoint me. But the moment I opened the box, I was so pleased. They don't look very sharp but be careful because they are indeed very very sharp. The holder looks incredible and modern unlike the traditional wooden block which is so ugly. I can't tell if the holder is made out the glass or acrylic but it is shiny and I am loving it. Bottom line is you can't really tell how pretty they are by looking at the picture. You have to buy them and then stare at them for hours like I did haha!