This is a downgraded version of the 5pc Emeril Set that's been sold for the past couple of years. This version has thinner, cheaper blades and lower quality workmanship. Is it worth $20? Sure, but it isn't a fantastic deal.
Decent knife set, especially for the price. Wouldn't suggest these for a professional chef, but should be adequate for the every day home chef. Slightly flexible blades, good width, decent balance & sharp right out of the box. I haven't had to sharped them yet, so I don't know how well that will go yet.
We have purchased several knife sets but in every instance have been disappointed. The Emeril set met and exceeded our expectations. We are hoping you will repeat the offer so we can purchase some as gifts.