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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2011
Been using these for nine months now (2011). Still as sharp as when I bought them. We hand wash all our dishes, so I can't say how they hold up under more vigorous cleaning, but I can say none of mine have rusted or shown any other signs of wear. We use at least two knives daily. The bread knife is great. We did keep one knife from our previous set, a skinny boning/paring knife we use daily, it happens to fit in the block, in the same hole as the scissors and resting on top of them. My only complaint, the block I got doesn't show any wood grain, like this picture implies. However, the block looks great as it is, the color is true and has held up as well. I am very happy with these, would recommend them and even buy them again if for some reason they disappear or my house burns down, gets washed away, blown away, you know, something like that.
- UPDATE- December 2013 - these are still going strong! Haven't bothered with the sharpener. We chop veggies & fruit 2-3 times daily, meat less often, have used all the knives. I have carpal tunnel and tendonitis, these have allowed me to help out more with food prep, cutting things I previously just couldn't do. I had no idea how much a sharp knife mattered until we bought these. These or some others, just get yourself some sharp knives! The scissors are good too. One handle got a nick in it last year when a friend helped put the dishes away, but it hasn't torn any more (they have that sort of rubbery/silicone coating). The block is doing well too, in case you were wondering.