I agree, my Cutco knives are fine but they get dull fast. I have yet to see a US-made knife perform up to the level of the German ones. I mostly got Cutcos because a young man who worked for me was selling them, as he put himself through college on scholarship.Redrunner, just a word to the wise. Cutco may be “OK” for the casual user who doesn’t know better or cook much, but they are just stamped, soft 440A steel. Vastly over-priced in my opinion, and marketed in some very weird ways. You’re better off investing in some truly good knives and learning how to sharpen them yourself with a good set of stones.
That said, my Cutco kitchen shears are the finest I have ever used.