Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This master collection offers the home cook a top-quality tool for every kitchen task. VG-10 "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 22 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. 19-Piece Set includes: 2 1/2" bird's-beak paring knife. 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife 6" boning knife. 6", 8" and 10" chef's knives. 7" santoku. 7 3/4" Chinese vegetable cleaver. 9" slicing knife. 9" offset bread knife. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. 9" honing steel. 22-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.