Decades back Wife spent some ungodly amount of money of some German Made knives. At the time I thought it seemed a waste but damn if they do not hold up well. I had to later buy her some of those gloves with Kevlar lining. Twice she ended up at an Urgent care trying to use the knives of fresh pineapple and gave herself a nasty cut. Second time it happened she had the glove but was too lazy to put it on. Told her next time I was taking the damn knives the the GoodwillMANY Moons back I began purchasing the Gerber Kitchen Knives and we use them every day. I purchased their Carving Set for my Folks and a second set for my In-Laws. They are going to last a Lifetime or TWO.