The Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Knife Set is a great starter knife set for any serious cook or new chef starting out. Whether you are a home cooking enthusiast or a culinary student, or if you know one you're buying a gift for, this set of Wusthof knives is tops in quality. While you might find the price seemingly high for just two knives, you owe it to yourself to read my review and consider whether you still feel that way afterwards. With the two most important knives in your kitchen included - an 8-inch cook's knife and a 3-1/2 inch paring knife - you'll find excellent overall value for a reasonable price in this set.