lol i read that as a gerbils dohh rofl:oops:
I think that is wise advice. Adding to your comment I would say that if anyone wanted a set of knives that would do almost anything you want to do in day to day cooking then get one of each of the following. A cooks knife, a peeling or paring knife, I find a hooked beak peeler very useful and a utility (sometimes called sandwich) knife. These three will do well enough almost everything you commonly need to do.
I'd be suspicious of any knives that come as a 'set' as the best case scenario is that there'll be a few knives that you'll never use. Worst case they'll be badly made and a pretty much total waste of money! My advice on knives is go to a proper cookshop and try out a couple for feel and weight and don't be afraid to splash a bit of extra cash on knives you'll be using a lot, particularly a chef's knife. A good rule of thumb (Especially good if you don't want to accidentally cut your thumb off!) is to figure out a budget for a complete knife set, then spend 70% - 90% of that budget on a bloody good chefs knife - it'll last for years if you look after it and you'll really notice the difference. I went from cheapy bought in a block knives to my Globals last year and I can't recommend them enough - a quantum leap from this stamped out, poorly built stuff!
the answer is YES i bought a set of these thinking that they were sabatier (the best of the best ) and they say lifetime garentee etc but after they had been washed 2 times they started to go rusty in the knife block took ages to get a customer rep to help after i contacted the origonal sabatier (the proper sabatier have no control over whouses the name - some copywrite error on there part - basicly if i made a knife and called it joe the plumber sabatier knifes they cant touch me for anything.) finaly got to the judge people. i had to threaten to go to tradeing standards and small claims before they would answer emails or would help over the phone . then i had to send the knives back to them (at my own expence) which they conveniantly lost and sent me a new set of the same knives - which went rusty again (as a good will gesture) mho dont touch it even if it was .99p:x
If they showed a picture of the blade it would help a lot! The Lecasoar set looks a better bet on this site, at least you can see the full tang and rivets, the 'softgrips' do not look to have a full tang, which is not advisable if you are thinking of using for anything more than 'general' kitchen knife work. Still, at this price they have got to be a useful addition, if only for the name!