Featuring our exclusive handles crafted from African blackwood, this collection combines superb German craftsmanship and striking design. A razor-sharp full-tang blade runs the entire length of each knife for stability. Steel double bolsters add an attractive finishing detail. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. 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. Comfortable contoured handles are cut from dense African blackwood and hand polished. Included care kit contains mineral oil for maintaining the silken finish of the handles. Coordinating walnut block safely stores 15 items and is gentle on knives' edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 12-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5" santoku. 8" hollow-ground carving knife. 8" chef's knife. 8" bread knife. Four 4 1/2" steak knives. 10" honing steel. Stainless-steel pull-apart shears. 15-slot walnut storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.