In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wusthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as some specialty knives for more advanced prep work. Also included is a 6-piece steak knife set. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives' edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 18-piece set includes: 2 1/4" peeling knife. 2 3/4" trimming knife 2 1/2" paring knife. 3" paring knife. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. 4 1/2" utility knife. 5" Spreader 5" Hollow-Edge Santoku 8" bread knife. 8" chef's knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 17-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.