I am not a professional chef, however, I cook a lot and love to cook. I love and enjoy using my Cutco knives. I am sure there are many other knives that are as great and greater, however, for the value and using it at home, they are everything I need. Their design is great, their sharpness is great, and they sharpen them for me yearly... I am just sad I did not buy them years ago. Most of all they are made in America... so, it is a great way to support our own workers a bit... So, happy cooking and to good food..