Found these on clearance at Sams a while back for $50. Was a little skeptical but for the price decided to give them a go. Turned out to be a heck of a deal. I'm very impressed with them.
VG10 core with a damascus overlay, convex ground edge, thin Japenese profile blades and handles, weighted very nicely and damn sharp out of the box. Nothing I'd want to use on bones or anything frozen, but I have heavier blades for that.
I'm hesitant to use my steel on them, I'm terrified I'll screw the edge up... but they have stayed nice and sharp so far without me touching them.