Now, I'm going to start out saying that I had low expectations for these knives. So far, I have tested multiple knives. Only 1 has been a quality knife. When I pulled these knives out, I'm going to say that I was more than impressed. I was very surprised. These are very sharp knives. I took a video of me cutting through my completely frozen filet mignon. My other knives would have serious issues, even after sharpening them. These slice right through.