Named for the blacksmith's forge, the Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. Combining ancient Damascus-steel and clad-construction techniques, this set makes an excellent introduction to the Kaji series. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword-making techniques, the blades' construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Bamboo storage block has 12 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 8-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" tomato knife. 6 3/4" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 9" hollow-ground carving knife. 9" honing steel. 12-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.