Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. These professional knives allow you to cut and slice foods with exceptional precision and control. 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 11 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 8" hollow-ground chef's knife. Kitchen shears. 9" honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.