These knives are very sharp and get an A+ for functionality. Keep in mind though that in person, the knifes are actually lighter and the wood block is actually darker. This shouldn't matter too much unless you're more concerned about the color of your set. Also it does not come with a honing tool or scissors like most knife blocks. Overall, I'm pleased with way the knives perform.
My husband is a trained chef and has so many knives that often don't fit the usual slots so this block is a godsend for him (and me). We can stuff it full and not worry about which slot to put things in.
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