Says name brands but 3 months into the 6 months I bought and nothing close to well known at all. If I had wanted brands I haven't heard of I would have bought them from another knife subscription. I read the reviews before signing up others seem happy. But 3 knives in I hated the first 2 the 3rd is just ok. If the next 3 aren't something from a major brand I'm done. I expected to be surprised by the knife style but not by some lesser brands I haven't heard of.