This knife set was a gift for our daughter who has a kitchen with black and stainless steel appliances. Goes great in her kitchen and knives are so sharp and strong. Did lots of research and thought we wanted much more expensive set, but these heavy duty steel knives are perfect, and can be sharpened easily. (We purchased a sharpener, too.) Some knives have a very fine serrated edge they say can be sharpened, but I like the plain edge of these knives. Also, 16 pieces are perfect! Some sets have so many steak knives, but this one has just enough, since the main reason for the purchase was cooking, cutting vegetables, meat and preparing meals. Great price, excellent packaging,and received quickly. Overstock did not disappoint.
I bought this steak knife set because it was listed as dishwasher safe. I've had them about 3 weeks and they've gone through the dishwasher several times. There is some discoloration but not too bad. I love that the handle and blade are one piece. The only issue is that my kids sometimes mix them up with butter knives. The only real difference is the steak knives are much heavier than butter knives. They cut well, but the serrations are small.
I have wanted to purchase a nice set of knives for many years, so I finally broke down and got two of them, this one and a 5" utility knife (also reviewed). This knife is SHARP, and the edge is holding eve with consistent use. I make sure to wash and dry it by hand after I use it, and I know it will last me until I die. The only reason it lost a star is that Zwilling does not offer any knife block that will actually hold this knife! If you are holding the knife and the sharp edge of the blade is on a chopping block, the height of the knife, from the sharp edge to the top (back) of the blade is so tall that no blocks have slots wide enough to hold this knife. So, I have to keep it in the box, which I'm not so happy about. Seriously, Zwilling, you make a knife but no block capable of holding it? I'm not sure I would by this same knife again, I might buy one slightly smaller because of this, but honestly it's the only thing I can say negative about it. This knife is awesome!
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