They came sharp and beautiful. Customer service was amazing, you've got real, responsive people behind Forseti Steel who care that you get what you signed up for.
The butcher knife had no problem taking apart a roast chicken, the petty knife took apart an underripe peach with ease, and I expect the meat slicer to make getting consistent slices of roast a breeze. All while looking amazing. These are my first Damascus pattern welded knives (I've used other 1095 knives, so I'm familiar with the care). My pattern (unique to my knives, but similar to what I saw in shop) ended up being mostly horizontal to the width of the blade with about 10 "eyes," quite a bit denser than what you see in the pictures and a little less picturesque. Twist Damascus gives lines like a topographic map, so to describe mine in those terms, mine look like 10 really steep hills all in a row.
Now, which knife should I get next?