They are fine but the fact that you can't put them in the dishwasher is a draw back, I have them in our summer home and some of our guests put them in the dishwasher without us knowing and ran it. Wood changed color, have to be careful when others try to help clean up that they don't end up not being hand washed.
These are quality knives. The handles are slip resistant. These knives are well balanced and have a nice weighted feel to them. The only down side would be that they cannot go in the dishwasher. Then again, we hand wash our Shun knives and don't seem to have a problem with that.
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