No matter what Gallagher may say about the Sledge-O-Matic, not all kitchen tasks require the same utensil; but the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional S 7 Piece Block Set goes a long way toward covering all your cutlery needs. This professional knife set offers a wide variety of blades that allows you to chop, slice, and carve most meals without having to rummage through drawers looking for the knife you need. The eight-inch chef's knife is perfect for completing larger jobs faster, like chopping vegetables. The six-inch utility knife makes an excellent slicer that can be used on roasts or for almost any cutting job. And the five-inch serrated utility knife makes cutting softer fruits and veggies or trimming fat a cinch, helping you make healthier meals for your high-energy home. The four-inch paring knife is ideal for small, detail work like pealing or carving, to help you make culinary works of art that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. And while the kitchen shears come in handy for everything from snipping herbs to tying up roasts, the sharpening steel allows you to keep all your blades functioning at a high level, increasing their performance and safety. The attractive hardwood block organizes, protects, and elegantly displays your cutlery, as we all know true chefs are proud of the blades they use. And why wouldn't you be proud of these blades? Zwilling J. A. Henckels' Professional blades are designed with full bolsters to give them a good balanced weight that allows you to move quickly while safely maintaining control. The blades are also designed with a laser-controlled edge for a clean, precise 15-degree angle on either side. The unique high-carbon stainless steel blades are ice hardened for long-lasting sharpness. And the traditional three-rivet polypropylene handles offer a firm and durable grip that will make these knives a pleasure to work with.