The knife set is beautiful. It comes with 8 different types of knives then also six steak knives. I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he has raved about how beautiful the chef's knife is. Everything he wanted in a knife set. We appreciate this product because unlike a normal block set you are able to see if the holder needs cleaning. The holder is made of plastic but seems sturdy. The only thing we were confused about is the 2 sided peeler, which neither of us has ever used before. We have not used this product yet since it was a Christmas gift and we are saving it for our new home. It is super sleek and we love the beauty and simplicity of the knives. This company checked on my arrival of the knives several times and showed how much they care. I have never wrote a review before on a product so that is saying something in itself.