Ahh, I was a Cutco salesman back in my first year of college, in pre-internet days. If you know her well, you might want to hint at her not to waste too much effort on her endeavor...isn't direct in-home sales nearly a dead thing? Well, thought it was, until I had a vacuum cleaner salesman last year. After I turned down the $3000 price, the salesman quickly lowered down to $2,200. Well, still too high for me...of course I found them on new on eBay for about $450 after the salesperson left. If you see a Cutco you want, look on there. They might cut out the middle man of selling in a store, but that price goes to commissions of an office manager, district manager, and area manager. If she knows her manager well enough, I bet she can come down to about 1/2 that price on her knives. :)
I've got different odds and ends of Cutco items to this day, hunting knives, a homemaker set, cookware, etc... I'm not a knife guy, so I use one of their basic pocket knives in my backpacking kit, the edge on any of them hasn't worn out for yet, no more than I use them. I think they quit making a lot of their sporting knives, so they are becoming more collectible. That's about all I know, after I lose the rest of them or have more stolen, I suppose I'll have to look into other brands' features and specs.