Okay, that page doesn't load, nor do several of the others I found on Google. In the interest of making this discussion possible, here is the text and image, dug up after some effort:Turn your kitchen prep work into performance art with this Wolfgang Puck 20-piece Cutlery Set. Featuring high-carbon stainless steel blades that stay sharp and resist corrosion and full tang blades for sensational balance and control, this amazing set gives you the professionally inspire performance and durability you've been waiting for. Wolfgang Puck 20-piece Cutlery Set with Block Includes:
7" santoku - approx. 12-1/4"L x 3/4"W x 2"H with handle
5" santoku - approx. 9-3/4"L x 3/8"W x 1-1/2"H with handle
3" santoku - approx. 7-3/4"L x 3/8"W x 1-3/8"H with handle
8" chef knife - approx. 13-1/8"L x 3/4"W x 1-3/4"H with handle
8" bread knife - approx. 12-7/8"L x 1/2"W x 1-1/8"H with handle
6" utility - approx. 10-1/2"L x 3/8"W x 1"H with handle
(8) 5.4" steak knives - approx. 9-3/8"L x 5/8"W x 7/8"H with handle
5" tomato knife - approx. 9-1/2"L x 5/8"W x 7/8"H with handle
4" paring knife - approx. 8-3/8"L x 5/8"W x 7/8"H with handle
2.5" curved paring knife - approx. 7"L x 5/8"W x 7/8"H with handle
Shears - approx.10-1/8L x 5/8"W x 2-1/4"H with handles
6" carving fork - approx. 10-1/2L x 1/2"W x 5/8"H with handles
Wood block with sharpener - approx. 10-1/4"L x 4-3/4"W x 9-3/4"H
Product Features:20-piece cutlery set - an incredible assortment to match any job and occasion
High-carbon stainless steel blades - smooth slicing and durability Full tang blades - Blade metal extends through the hands for exquisite balance 7", 5" and 3" Santoku knives - stick resistant dimples for all purpose cutting 8" chef's knife - excellent control for chopping, slicing and mincing 7" bread knife - make consistent slices in bread without tearing or crushing 6" utility - perfect for sandwiches, meat, cold cuts and fruit (8) 5.4" steak knives - exquisitely crafted for elegant table service 5" tomato knife - serrated blade with sharp prongs at the tip for piercing 4" paring knife - perfect multipurpose blade for peeling, trimming and dough-cutting 2.5" curved paring knife - short, sickle-shaped curved blade for precision control Shears - heavy-duty blades and handles for cutting meats with control and power 6" carving fork - long diamond-shaped prongs for extra control and leverage 19-slot wood knife block with sharpener - gives convenient stowage that protects your cutlery Removable steak knife block can also be used for table service Built-in blade sharpener helps keep your blades in perfect working order Rubber, non-slip feet keep block in one place VPN- WP20PCCUTLERY Cutlery is high carbon stainless steel with polyoxymethylene handles Block is wood Cutlery is hand wash only Made in China Comes with a manufacturer's 5-year limited warranty
The actual standard price is $150 -- look around, and you can find it for that at many sites.
To my mind this set is not a great deal. The collection of knives is peculiar, to say the least. You get 2 versions of several knives, for no particular reason. For example, you don't need both a 7" santoku and an 8" chef's knife, and neither is an ideal mainstay knife in the first place -- a 10" chef's would be much preferable.
Why would you want a 6" utility knife, a 5" santoku, and a 4" serrated "tomato knife"? A tomato knife is useful as a substitute for a sharp knife, and is otherwise junk. The other two are just repetition again, and with a chef's knife (or santoku) as short as the ones provided here, these are unnecessary.
The paring knives could come in handy, to be sure, but you can get very good ones for about $5 apiece so that's no big deal. And why, with two paring knives, would you want a 3" santoku?
Shears you probably won't use. The sharpener you should not use. The bread knife is useful, as is the fork.
So what do you really get here?
8 steak knives
1 mediocre chef's knife or santoku
1 bread knife
2 paring knives
Since you're off to cooking school and will have to buy knife kits, you're going to be forced to buy a chef's knife, bread knife, paring knife, and fork all over again, and chances are you won't get anything particularly good that way either -- cooking school knife kits are notoriously mediocre.
If you want to really learn something at home, and not bring your home knives to school (which is a good idea, probably), I'd say spend the money more wisely. What you actually should have and practice with is:
1 10" chef's knife, preferably carbon steel
1 paring knife (buy cheap)
1 combination sharpening stone (try a King 1k/5k for starters)
If you look around, you should be able to get all of this for under $150 and have more real cutting power than this whole set -- or than you're going to have to buy for school. Let us know if you want brand suggestions.
In short, I'd pass on the Puck knives.