Because this set included so many pieces for such little money, I didn't really expect much in the way of quality. But I needed new knives for my kitchen, so I decided to give these a shot. I have to say that I really underestimated their quality! These knives are exactly what I needed. This set includes a paring knife, utility knife, boning knife, bread knife, chef's knife, carving knife and six serrated steak knives, plus the storage block. The knives are a nice weight, without being difficult to handle. The block safely corrals all the knives, which helps keep the edges from being dulled by banging around in a kitchen drawer. I also like that the knives can be put into the dishwasher, since I have neither the time nor the inclination to pamper my kitchen utensils.
Whether you like to cook or not, these knives will make your life easier. Quite a deal for $50!