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lightstream: I assume the set I got is a rare occurrence. The knife was bent at the tip, or it had a burr that wasn't ground off in the manufacturing, it was hard to tell which. The fork's handle was cracked just at the first rivet on one side. The crack appeared to go all the way through so the piece would eventually fall off after the bonding becomes weakened from use. It's a shame because we were adding this to our kitchen which has mostly Henckels Twin Pro-S knives.I returned it to Amazon and ordered the Wusthof 8" carving set since it has almost exactly the same construction and design. I trust their quality as much as Henckels and recently purchased a Wusthof 9" bread knife. At the level of Twin Pro-S for Henckels and Classic for Wusthof the quality seems to be equally matched. I find the balance of Henckels is more comfortable, the Wusthof being a bit heavier in the front.The Henckels carving set looked excellent and I was surprised to see that the fork included was the more expensive one rather than the one shown in the picture on Amazon. The one shown here (at the moment) is the 59 dollar fork and the one I received was the 99 dollar one - if purchased separately. This carving set is an excellent value and a lifetime investment. Hand wash and keep it in a block or protected some other way, it probably won't get used all that often and needs to be stored safely.I wish we'd gotten one without the problems although I'm sure we'll be as satisfied with the Wusthof as we would have been with this set. Another note as to why we are changing brands for the carving set is that the fork had slipped out of its cradle in the gift box in shipping. It not only was rubbing against the spine of the knife but it poked out of the packaging in a dangerous manner. It nearly skewered my finger when I pulled it from the shipping carton.I'm giving it three stars only because I was not satisfied with the condition I received it in. I would have given it five stars if it was in perfect shape and the packaging had held together.
Ruth Adar: Very high in quality, comes in a box which was good enough to retain for storage (I don't carve a big piece of meat every night.) The knife is nicely balanced and the handles of both knife and fork feel good in the hand. The price isn't cheap, but neither is the product.
Wayne: I was a little skeptical about the benefits of a carving knife, but wow, this knife is amazing (good weight, good quality). It cut through the turducken like butter. The carving fork was perfect for keeping the stuffing in place while cutting through the birds. I've only used it once, but will definitely find add'l opportunities to use this set.
George S.: I bought this knife and block set as a Christmas gift for my wife. She loves it. Our only disappointment was that the block was a different style than that shown on Amazon or, for that matter, on the box it arrived in. The picture showed a block with six slots for steak knives. The block we got is the one now shown in the Amazon add. Apparently Henckel made a change in their set about the same time I ordered it. We can live with the substitution though as the knive set is now selling for $50 more than what I paid for it in December 03. I would have bought the set regardless of the block design but the steak knive slots was a nice feature that appealed to me. The knives are well crafted, have a great feel, extremely sharp and we love them. There were two extra slots in the block that accomodated another Henckel knife we already owned and one other. We also love the selection of knives, especially the paring knife and small serrated knife. Some other reviewers have mentioned scratches or uneven sharpening but we've not noticed either of these conditions.
Jeremy S.: First, let me start by saying that I'm very picky when it comes to my kitchen tools. That's right - they're tools, not gadgets or toys - tools to get the job done.I bought these knives almost over 9 years ago. Amazon says that I bought them in December, 2002. And I've been using them ever since!These are very good knives. The full tang in the handle means that the blade metal extends all the way through the handle. They have good weight to them for good knife control - when a knife is too light, I find that it's not as good for doing things in the kitchen like... cutting.This set comes with a nice knife block, but the one I got was not the one in the Amazon picture. Mine has a scissors holder in the bottom of the block where the image shows steak knife holes. I also appreciate that there are a few unused knife slots in the block - perfect to safely store some of my other knives.Some people indicate that the knives were great when new, but not after some time. I can understand this - you need to take care of your knives! Take care of the tools, and they'll take care of you. There are two steps to taking great care of your tools:1) Use the (included) honing steel before you use the knives. EVERY TIME! Please learn to use it safely and correctly - it will maintain your blade edge nicely. There are many online resources showing you how to do this, but my favorite is an old episode of the show Good Eats where Alton Brown shows how to use a honing steel.2) Sharpen them (or have them sharpened) occasionally. I find that even with heavy use, I can go 6 months to 1 year between times when my chef's knife (the most-used one) needs sharpening. I tried several sharpening options near me, but in the end, I purchased a sharpening kit from Amazon and do it myself. It takes about 20-30 minutes to fully sharpen a large knife, and doing so is completely worth it. I use this kit:Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening Systemand it works great. I also bought a couple of extra hones and a clamp to help mount it to my work bench.Why only 4 stars not 5? The knives are not perfect. They're not as nice and don't hold an edge quite as well as a more expensive unit, such as a Shun knife. Of course, you could buy this whole set for the price of a single Shun knife, so you really need to decide what's most important for your particular situation. But these knives are a nice balance of cost and quality. And over 9 years later, mine are just getting broken in.