Hi, i just purchased the Global G-257 3 pc set from Costco. They were in a glass case next to the Royal Doultons. I paid $179.99. I think this is a great price as the single G-2 Chef's knife is around $100-115. The St Catharines Costco also has an 11? pc Global set and a Wusthoff 13 pc set as well. Both of those were $700 +. So far the Global knives are incredible. I sliced and diced vegetables, chicken, and fruit last night as soon as i got them home. They are eshetically pleasing and feel great in my hands. I have fairly large hands too. The edge is deceiving as to how sharp it looks but after trying a number of lesser quality knives the Global ones are in a different league. Hopefully i'll always remember to pay attention so i don't lose a finger tip. LOL!