Crafted in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the knives in this set have high-carbon-steel blades that hold a keen edge and resist rust and stains. Full tangs increase their balance, and stylish polypropylene handles ensure nonslip comfort. 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 features 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. 9-Piece Set includes: 3" sheep's-foot paring knife. 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 5" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 8" bread knife. 10" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 13-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.