Dear Paul, The Wüsthof Culinar knives and stand arrived this morning. I am absolutely thrilled with how they look and how they feel in my hands. The sizing and shape is perfect for me. Now I'm finally experiencing the Wüsthof quality I have heard about for years. Using them today has been an absolute pleasure, and I love how they look in the stand. This set is going to turn eyes :-) Thank you again for your great service and super products.