I bought a packaged set of three and think they are good value. They are a bit on the rough side - not that well finished, not all that sharp out of the package and the wood to metal fit is not perfect. A few minutes sanding work gets the grips flush with the tang and a bit of epoxy fills the gaps between wood and metal. The knives sharpen up easily and are simple to touch up on a steel once sharp. I think there are better carbon steel kitchen knives around but the Old Hickory knives still are great value. They are not suitable for the dishwasher.