In your kitchen you could definitely do worse than the Schmidt Brothers Titan Cutlery Set with Block and Stone. This 15-piece Titan Cutlery Set was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things and with good reason.
As part of the Titan-22 knife series, these feature a titanium finish which is about as durable as you will find for household cutlery. Premium high-carbon, stainless-steel blades provide long-lasting performance. These knives are engineered for easy handling of extensive cutting effort and so the handle has a patented curve-design that minimizes fatigue. Soft rubber accents on the handles provide a more secure grip and control.
A sharpening stone is included to keep your cutlery on the cutting edge. The teak block is magnetized for easy use. The set includes a bread knife, slicer, slim santoku and boning knives, tomato knife, six steak knives and a chef’s knife.
These are above-average professional quality knives. Cutting performance and durability is solid, and with proper care, will get the job done. Most users on Amazon rated these knives a buy because of the high quality and mid-range price.