These a good set of quality knives on a budget. Sets of high quality knives can become expensive. If you want a block set of knives at a reasonable price you have found them. The grip on these knives are good that they will not fall out of your hands. You can not use the dishwasher with these though. You must wash and dry by hand so rust spots do not appear. They do have a great balance for cutting, chopping and slicing just about anything. Comfort Very comfortable to use. Does not take much strength to cut whatever you need. Do not need to worry about the knives slipping out of your hands at any point. Would recommend these for anyone with strength problems in their hands this is a lightweight knife but cuts strongly. Performance Very good performance knife, cuts anything imaginable. Durability Very good durable as long as you take care of them. Design Very nice looking knives to have set out on your counter. Pretty design on a good budget.