student knife setsHello Crane, the knifes that Greg in St. Paul mentioned are well made and are widely sold in Britain by reputable suppliers. F. Dick knives are worth the price. There are other major names like Gustav Emil & Henckels these are German made and last for years. Global, made in Japan, are also endorsed by a number of leading chefs here in the U.K. These are also made to a very high standard but are expensive, well, over here they are! The "Chef" brand of knives is part of a range of products that a U.K. based company sells. I`m not sure if they are worth buying as i don`t know anyone who has a set. They also sell chef uniforms, hats, skull caps, baseball caps,etc that have their logo on them. I`ve been a chef for 18 years and prefer German made knives, maybe i`m a "stick-in-the-mud. I would suggest you ask the opinion of some other chefs before you get a set of knives. Some look great when you first get them,but aren`t worth 2 cents! And that`s on a good day! They are blunt very,very quickly. Good luck with your training and remember, the first 10 years are the hardest. After that you`ll get better!( quote from Richard Shepperd,Chef/proprieter - Langan`s Brassierie, London. Leo R.