I own several Chicago cutlery knives that have held up for years and are still extremely sharp. I bought these as a gift and took them right back to the store. First, they're not very sharp at all. Second, there's really only five "real" knives in this set. Who needs right steak knives? For the money I guess they're ok. If consider them average at best and not the Chicago Cutlery quality I'm used to.