I would just say this: They call is a seven piece set. But it's not a seven knife set. They count the sleeves the knives go in as "pieces." It's really three knives, a vegetable peeler and three sleeves for the knives. It's a bit misleading if you don't read the fine print. I said that the product did meet the description because I went back and checked, but by saying "seven piece" it at first gives the impressions you're getting seven knives/peelers. The knives are nice otherwise.
I knew I was taking a risk (albeit low proposition risk) on an inexpensive set of ceramic knives. They're just not that sharp compared to other knives I use, though for the price, they're not bad. For people coming from dull, low-quality knives, they might be pleasantly surprised. Overall, I wouldn't recommend them. For that price, I'd recommend a Forschner.
These knives are great! And I'm a knife freak ;-) I spent quite some time trying to decide whether I really wanted these knives, and I'm so glad the deal went on for so long, as it gave me the time I needed to decide. I originally wanted the white blades, but I love the black blades!
Super sharp! In fact, scary sharp! I love them! Ripe tomatoes? No problem! Slices fruits and veggies with ease. Would absolutely recommend them. Plus, I love that they come with the knife sheathes. They protect the edges of the knives as well as prevent me from accidentally getting nicked.
The name of the product was misleading. There were technically 7 individual pieces, but they included the plastic sheaths that cover the knives as a "piece". Also, the smallest knife broke at the hilt when using it after a few days. Not "world class" unfortunately.
Not as handy as I would like since they are so sharp they need to have a protective cover when not in use.Also, cutting edge is very limited so they only cut into a surface but not into something thick like a cantalope or to slice a roast, or a turkey breast.
Ceramics... yes, they are finicky. They are brittle, and one must be careful on what surface you cut on, the materials you cut (no bones, etc.) but they are SUPPOSED to be sharp. Two of my knives have to be heated up to cut butter. I have used other brands of ceramics before so felt I had a reasonable expectation. The veggie peeler is nearly useless as it doesn't angle properly and likes to "skip over" the surface of the fruits and veggies. I guess the old adage "you get what you pay for" holds true again.
Knives are decent, comfortable handles, sharp as expected. It is misleading to call this a "7-piece" set, as three of the 'pieces' are the shipping covers for the blades. Once the knives are placed into a knife block, the shipping covers just get thrown away. They are not really 'pieces' that you ever use, or that have a use in the home.
The knives have the dullest ceramic blades I have ever seen, limiting their utility to a great degree. Maybe that is the difference from more expensive ceramic knives that are quite sharp (and useful).
I am very pleased with this purchase. I had desired a ceramic knife for quite awhile but do to the expense normally associated with these items was apprehensive. Upon seeing Groupons fantastic price for a set I was thrilled. In short I love them.