Sounded like a GREAT deal, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped. The first thing that I noticed was that the wooden block has a slight (but noticeable -- about 1.5 inches) crack on the top. The next thing I noticed was that the knives all have "China" imprinted on the blades. I should have checked or asked where this set was manufactured … I'm keeping the knives, since they seem perfectly serviceable. But, I think people should know that this may not be quite the spectacular deal that they think.