I’ve had a set of Narex for over a year now and I am very happy with them. I had to spend a little time flattening the backs and honing the edges when I got them. They have been very good users. I’m a little surprised at how many reviews focus on whether or not a tool is ready to use straight out of the box. Why is that? As a woodworker I would never dream of using a cutting edge that I didn’t sharpen myself.