This set represents a revelation for any cook with a drawer full of stained, blunt knives. Nearly every basic kitchen-cutlery need is satisfied in one package compact enough to place on the counter within reach. The set includes a 7-inch hollow-edge santoku, an 8-inch chef's knife, a 5-inch serrated utility, and a 3-inch paring knife for peeling and cleaning vegetables and fruits. A 9-inch sharpening steel keeps their edges in order, and a pair of kitchen shears to snip herbs, flowers, or string is also included. Everything fits into the rubber-footed, solid hardwood block. International Fine Edge is an inexpensive cutlery line made in countries other than Henckels's home of Germany. The knives don't have bolsters and the steel is of lesser quality than Henckels's premier lines--the blades are less strong. Knives are dishwasher-safe, but it's not recommended. --Fred Brack What's in the Box 7-inch hollow-edge santoku, 8-inch chef's knife, 5-inch serrated utility, 3-inch paring knife, 9-inch sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a solid hardwood block.
Amateur and professional chefs alike will appreciate the quality construction and attention to detail on the elegant 7-pc. J.A. Henckels International Fine Edge Pro black cutlery set. High-quality German stainless steel blades are triple-riveted to contoured black satin-finish polypropylene handles for strength and durability. Full-length tang construction gives each knife strength and durability. This 7-pc. set includes 3" paring knife, 5" utility knife, 5" boning knife, 8" bread knife, 8" chef's knife, sharpening steel and hardwood storage block. Stain and rust resistant. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing recommended. Imported.