I was attracted to this set because of the colors. I thought the set would look nice on an open cabinet shelf in my kitchen, in its display case. So I spent more than I had been planning (I wasn't looking for extreme quality). But the case cover is plexiglass, and the labels were glued onto the front of the cover, so I couldn't remove them cleanly for display purposes. And worse: the interior holders for the knives are some sort of odorous foam that worked well for shipping, but for long term storage? I'm not comfortable with the thought, even though it is stainless steel. So far, the knives seem sturdy and well balanced, so it's not a waste of money. But it's not what I was hoping for.