Well I tested my wife's good nature with a purchase of an 8" & 10" Wusthof chef's knives. They were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up. However, $200.00 on a couple of knives is enough to send any wife over the edge. But... I was in luck, and she needs her hair and nails done, so we're even! :) Come to think of it, you could have bought a smoker for what I paid for a couple of knives.