Zwilling Pro is the most user-friendly knife set available. The unique blade shape and ergonomic bolster are the result of 280 years of experience in knife making, and the rigorous study of how knives are used. Made in Germany. Made from high carbon German stainless steel. Sigmaforge® knife, forged from one single piece of steel. Friodur® blade, ice-hardened to ~57 Rockwell Hardness. Hand sharpened and polished. Laser controlled edge angle of 15° on each side (10° on Santoku). Traditional three rivet handle. Full tang. Dishwasher safe (Hand-washing recommended). Set includes a 3 inch paring knife, 5 inch serrated utility knife, 5 inch santoku hollow edge, 8 inch chef's knife, kitchen shears, sharpening steel and hardwood block with slots for steak knives.