I ordered this set as a gift for my husband after using a friend's ceramic knife. We are both pleased with the looks and comfort of the knives but the middle knife is not sharp at all. It will not even cut a green pepper. The other two knives, at least so far, are fine. I would recommend the set to a friend, telling them to hope for the best with the middle knife. I would also tell them that the original ceramic knife that I used and was most impressed with was one advertised on TV.