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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 19-Piece Knife Set with Block

Pros: Off the charts in terms of performance and construction quality. Extremely well-balanced. The knives stay sharp no matter what they are put through.

Cons: The bamboo block doesn't match the high quality of the knives themselves.

Summary: Without question the best set of kitchen knives available today. The professional-grade quality is well worth the investment.
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J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio 18-Piece...

Pros: An affordable set of knives with a strong, steady multipurpose blade that works equally well on softer and tougher foods.

Cons: Prone to rust if they remain wet overnight or for several hours.

Summary: Draws praise thanks to their good weight and dependability, although we wish the handles were of better quality for the price.
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Mercer Culinary Renaissance 6-Piece Knife Set with...

Pros: Well-balanced and very sharp. The glass block offers a nice aesthetic alternative to the more common wood blocks of other models.

Cons: Not as much variety as we would have expected for the price.

Summary: A high-quality set and elegant set. Note that they are made in Taiwan.
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Chicago Cutlery 1119644 Fusion Forged 18-Piece Kni...

Pros: A top choice among consumers seeking consistent results for an affordable price. Very high quality for the price.

Cons: Edges tend to dull over time, making the knives less effective during sharper cuts.

Summary: A combination of versatility, razor sharp edges, and affordability makes this product the best value for your money.
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Wusthof Gourmet 12-Piece Knife Set with Block

Pros: Easy to grip handles. Extremely well-balanced. Edges keep their sharpness well.

Cons: Can be prone to rust if not taken care of well.

Summary: A decent set, but we recommend the Zwillings instead.