BEST knife for the money!!!
The Member's Mark knife set at Sam's Club is the EXACT same cutlery Tramontina markets as their professional(century) line. It is manufactured by Tramontina with the only difference being the MM name being stamped on the blades. The Tramontina's are great knives and consumer reports picked them as a best buy in the company of henckels, wustof, and other top brands. A 13 pc set comes in at UNDER a hundred bucks for top quality forged knives.
I called Tramontina's 800 number and spoke with a lady in customer service. I asked her point blank if these lines(tram and mm) were similar and she said they are the "EXACT SAME except for the name stamped on each knife. They roll off the same production line". They have lifetime free sharpening and come with a care and use dvd. I love a good deal. Better get this one before they are gone. Sam's changes their inventory frequently, so they may not be a permenant fixture in the stores.