Fine for normal kitchen use but the vertical block is pretty inconvenient. Also, while these knives can get really sharp the steel is soft and they don't stay sharp for long. That's mostly okay because it means they're easy to sharpen but they also chip easily so you need to use them on a soft cutting surface and they're a poor choice for anything that involves bones. It's also par for the course because nearly all these average/affordable knife sets are made the same steel.
But here's the thing, and it's not really the end of the world. Soft steel is, by nature, very chip resistant. These knives chip very easily, though, so they either have a poor heat treat or the steel they're using is low quality and full of contaminants. Either way, the quality control on these knives is bad. They definitely work and you can get them scary sharp but for the price, but for four mediocre knives and an inconvenient block, you can get a lot more bang for your buck elsewhere.
And listen to me very carefully, nearly every kitchen knife set sold on Amazon (or anywhere else) is made from the identical steel. This so-called German high carbon stainless is all, as in ALL!, nothing but 1.4116, aka X50CR15. It's all the same stuff and almost every manufacturer is using it. The $50 Emojoys are made from the same steel as the $400 Dalstrongs. The difference is in quality control and marketing. Zelite uses some decent VG10 composite Damascus, AUS8, AUS8A and AUS10, all good for the home kitchen, and there's some off-brand Damascus knives out there mostly made from mass produced Damascus blanks of sketchy origin (Pakistan probably) and unknown steel with a fitted handle.
So, on that note, if you're looking to spend $50-$75 on homeowner grade kitchen knives, don't buy these. Buy a larger set of Emojoys or some other brand for roughly the same money. Emojoy has a really nice large set that looks almost identical to the Henkel's International Premios and for a fraction of the cost. How much you want to bet these are the same knives, other than a very slight difference in the plunge grind and bolsters? The steel is the same, the quality control isn't going to be any worse, and all these knives are made in the same handful of factories anyway. They're just branded differently and some are held to a higher quality control standard than others, and these particular knives proof positive that higher cost does NOT mean higher quality control.
EDIT: I happened to notice the description for these knives says they're made with 420J steel and remembered I reviewed them. Wow! 420J is terrible steel, at ANY price. 420J is the type of steel fit for making knife liners, not blades. No wonder they have such poor edge retention! People, don't buy these knives. Buy anything else. - End of edit
Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Series knives are forged from Japanese steel that's well known for its stain and rust resistance, strength and ability to hold an incredibly sharp edge. This 5 Piece Prep Set includes a toffee storage block in addition to the expertly crafted knives and is great for the chef who only needs a few prep knives to get the job done. (Note: Hardwood Block finish may vary slightly from photo)