I received two Global Chefs Knives as gifts. Due to the price there is NO WAY I would buy them for myself. But I'm very grateful for the person who bought them for me as a gift. These knives are SO good. I use them constantly; my other knives are just hidden away. These are sharp and stay sharp. They are durable and lightweight. They are just awesome! These knives are lightweight. I expected them to be heavier and thought because they were so light they were going to be poor quality. I was wrong. Due to their light weight they make it easier to chop up food without getting a tired wrist. Even though they are light they are extremely durable. I've had the two Global Chefs Knives for 3 years and they are still just as good as when I got them. They haven't became flimsy and have only needed sharpened a few times. They do not rust at all, like some other knives. They are just really durable! Like I said, I received these as gifts. I would never ever pay that much for a knife. I do not have that type of money laying around. If you have the funds, GET THESE KNIVES. They are lightweight, durable, and cut extremely well.