There are two sets - the S1 set has creme handles and the N1 set has forged stainless steal handles. Otherwise the sets are the same.
Price wise the 22 piece set is priced at 749 at bed bath and beyond.
I see the 17 piece set priced at 300 at amazon but I think this appeared after the knives were priced at costco. Amazon has the N1 priced at 450. Knives are German steel but made in China