I just outfitted my kitchen with Year & Day utensils - and I couldn't be happier. They look amazing and they are the *right size.* Know what I mean when I say the right size? I struggle with utensils that are unexpected shapes or sizes (too big spoons, too small knives etc.). These are just right and they look great. I have the matte black finish on mine and I'm curious how that will hold up over time, but I think if I treat them well and with some care it should be fine.