An excellent choice for the discerning home cook, this sleek award-winning cutlery from Japan is carefully balanced for exceptional precision, control and comfort. Our ten-piece set is indispensable for a host of tasks, from peeling vegetables to slicing meat. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Stainless-steel storage block's angled design helps protect the blades, and its nonslip rubber base anchors the block securely on a countertop. Block has slots for ten knives and a honing steel. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 10-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" and 4" paring knives. 5 1/4" chef's utility knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/4" carving knife. 8 3/4" bread knife. 10" diamond honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.