Comprising a generous assortment of cutlery for the home cook, these German knives will handle the full range of cutting tasks. The razor-sharp blades are forged of stain-resistant high-carbon steel. Wusthof's Classic Ikon line features a contemporary polypropylene handle. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Each knife has a recessed bolster that facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handles are made of polypropylene. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 13 items and is gentle on knives' edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 12-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 5" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 8" bread knife. Four 4 1/2" steak knives. 10" honing steel Pull-apart kitchen shears. 13-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.