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I ordered 4 of the Mercer Asian collection after using my son’s Mercer knives for several years. He is a chef and recommended I look at this collection because of excellent quality, and having the basic knife styles I need in my kitchen. These knives are well balanced, have the perfect weight, and have an exceptional edge. The Santoprene handle makes them a extra easy to hold and safe in the kitchen. The Deba and Nagiri in particular are my favorites, the Santoku is lighter than other Santokus I have used, but I still like it very much. Also tried the natural wood handle and wood handle, but returned this knife as it deteriorated after using and washing once, the wood became fuzzy. I have to admit, I was also drawn to these knives because of the elegant look that is not like your basic black/ silver knife, and on this point I was very pleased. They look elegant and beautiful on display on my magnetic board in my kitchen. Overall the Asian collection with NFS handles are excellent quality, beautiful kitchen tools and I am very happy with my purchase.