*Sadly, they’ve bumped this one up to $57.99 as of 2/14. We do think it will drop again, though. Stay tuned.*
The next closest price we could find for these very nice knives is $70, with most charging even more than that. A complete set like this is the perfect set for someone just moving into a new place, or anyone who wants to replace that older, “budget” knife set without sacrificing quality.
In another limited quantity deal, eBay (the seller is asavings, holder of a 99.1% positive feedback score) offers the Cuisinart Artiste Collection 17 Piece Knife Set for just $49.99. With free shipping, that comes in as the best we’ve seen for this particular set, and an even better deal considering the quality you get with most everything from this manufacturer.
The Artiste set is finished in attractive stainless steel, with a bolster that’s made to last. The baldes themselves are high carbon, and also made to still be in like new shape many years from now. Though they are safe for the dishwasher, hand washing is recommended. I own a similar set, and even a drop or two of water can cause rust spots.
Included in the set art the knife block, an 8″ Chef’s Knife, Kitchen Shears (the easiest way to cup up a chicken!), a 5.5″ Santoku Knife, a sharpening steel and more.