Here in this set are all of the knives that an average person needs for cooking and dinner time. I have owned my Ginsu set for over a year now and I use them almost daily. I am pleased to say that they are still as sharp as the first day of use! Comfort The handles are comfortable in the hand and the weight of the knife is good. I have never developed hand fatigue from excessive use and I do put a lot of hours into cooking. Performance Wow! These knives never get dull and I use them to cut everything from cardboard to tomatoes with. I need to add though that I have never washed them in a dishwasher, so I can't report as to their durability in a dishwasher. Durability I have cut just about everything with these knives and they have never gotten duller. The handles have also stayed shiny and blemish free. Design The size, shape and weight of the knives is just perfect for everyday use without having to worry about the knife slipping out of your hand or developing hand fatigue from excessive use.