Never been a fan. They are high priced. I don't like the goofy handle. I had no idea what cutco was the first time I ran across them. I thought they looked like something you'd buy at Walmart--they just seemed cheap. I appreciate that they are made in the US, but that is about it. I generally like my knives made in Solingen or Seki City. I would love to find a US-made brand that I like and was competitive to the Messermeisters and Viking Elites I currently use.