I am absolutely thrilled with this set. It surpassed by expectations greatly. It includes absolutely everything you need to get started sketching except some paper! The kraft knife is the cutest one I'm ever seen. The pencils seem good quality. I especially like the pencil holder so I can use them even when they are getting very short. Also includes two different kinds of erasers, some blenders and a small sandblock for shaping the lead. The case is very nice, looks fantastic and appears extremely well made. I'm delighted with this purchase.