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This 18-piece knife set is over 75% off if you're ready to cook like the fanciest of fancy chefs

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One hard truth of adulthood is shopping for kitchen necessities and realizing just how expensive good knives are. Another realization is that a chic knife block on the kitchen counter just screams, "Look at me, I have my life together!"

Some knives are just sharper, shinier and more durable than others. Take this BergHOFF 18-Piece knife set, for example. Not only is BergHOFF internationally known for its high-quality knife sets and cookware, but the knives are super sharp and will last forever. Normally, a set this nice would go for a whopping $500 (no, really, the actual price is $500). But right now, it's on sale at Nordstrom Rack for 76% off. Like, is this real life?

BergHOFF INTERNATIONAL 18-Piece Triple Riveted Cutlery Set, $119.97 (Orig. $500)

$119.97 $500 at Nordstrom Rack

The simple but sturdy BergHOFF knife set includes:

  • Kitchen scissors

  • 8 steak knives

  • 1 paring knife

  • 1 serrated knife

  • 1 smooth utility knife

  • 1 santoku knife

  • 1 peeling knife

  • 1 chef's knife

  • 1 bread knife

  • Sharpening steel

  • A wooden display block, so your neighbors can envy your fancy new knife set

Let's break down why the BergHOFF knife set is so fancy. The "precision-forged blades" have finely sharpened edges for exceptional use and will stay sharp and durable for years. The knives are also weighted for balance control and feature ergonomic handles for a secure grip — aka they're safer to use than your standard knife.

OK, but surely a knife set this nice must be a pain to clean, right? Nope, it's super easy to clean with warm water and soap without diminishing the quality. The set also comes with a lifetime warranty. We love it; we love it so much.

Basically, it's everything you'll ever need to train for your eventual Chopped victory — and $400 cheaper than the normal retail price. So yeah, you should act fast because people are smart, and deals this good don't stay around for very long.

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