These blades are famous for winning many reviews in popular magazines and web sites: they offer good performance, great durability, and amazing value. The Victorinox Fibrox handles are molded, non-slip and super rugged. Super popular with culinary school students, and a standard fixture in commercial kitchens and restaurants around the world because they get the job done and won't break the bank. If you're just starting out or want to get your newly independent kids some knives for their new home, these are a great choice! And as always, all our products are stocked here in Canada and ship out FAST from our Montreal area location, and prices are in Canadian dollars!