These are fabulous knives, and they are less expensive on Overstock than at department stores or kitchen stores. Once you use these you'll wonder why you've been using those dull knives of yours for so many years. I had my old knives sharpened and they still weren't as sharp as these. The DVD that comes in the box is actually pretty entertaining - now I know how to dice an onion the easy way. No kidding, watch the DVD.