Ebay still has the set for $40. But I find that I usually only end up using one knife from the whole set. I'd like to get a Chef's or butcher knife. They just seem so cheap that I'm afraid I'll get what I pay for.
There is such a thing as: Good knives! Knives made from good steel. We have some good Stainless Steel knives, that take and hold a good edge. I have some Old Hickory Carbon Steel knives that, I love, they hold and edge like you can't believe. I have also knives from the shop we had where we butchered Poultry for public and restaurants. Nothing like good knifes if you're dressing meat for the freezer or table.
If you prepare you meats Red, White or fish. You should have a Boning knife, nothing will do where a boning knife is needed. French knives are needed to quickly cut and chop without your knuckles hitting the board. Butcher knives are great for many jobs. Paring knives of different lengths and sizes are good too.
There is a nice set of Stainless blades on page 1 or 2 of this thread, majorcatfish ,I think, everything but a boning knife.
Valley ranch, I'm the type of person that uses the same 2 knives over and over. I've bought sets before and they were a total waste. I only use the paring, butcher, and bread knife. Right now I'm looking for just a chef's/butcher knife.
I have 3 that I keep in the 'butcher bag'. I have no idea of the brand but it's a short paring, a long flexible boning and a med sized butcher knife. They are razor sharp.
My roommate hacks at whatever she's cutting and has made so many gouges and nicks in the cutting boards that I don't bother with trying to keep sharp knives in the kitchen. I just sharpen one when I need a good, sharp edge.