This is a great set. The breakaway steak knife block is so useful, as you can take it to the table. The knives are very sharp and the handles are comfortable;having the steel included is a big plus.The scissors are heavy duty. I would have loved another small knife, but I bought one separately and it fits in alongside one of the larger ones, to give me a perfect set at a very reasonable price indeed. In fact the cost of this new set was less than having my **** knives sharpened and this new block is deep enough to prevent the tips of the knives poking through and scratching my granite countertops.