From the Four Star II series by Henckels, this 11-piece cutlery set includes a 2-3/4-inch paring/boning knife, a 4-inch paring knife, a 5-inch serrated utility, a 5-1/2-inch boning knife, a 5-inch hollow-edge santoku, a 6-inch utility, 8-inch chef's knife, and 8-inch bread knife. The collection also provides a pair of kitchen shears for snipping herbs or opening packages, a 9-inch sharpening steel for keeping all the blades in working order, and a hardwood block for safely storing all the pieces as well as slots for steak knives. Each knife features a Friodur ice-hardened blade precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel and crafted to hold its edge for a long time. Ergonomic, polypropylene handles offer a smooth shape without rivets or gaps, while a full tang runs from the blade to the end of each handle for added control and balance. The detail of the new stainless-steel cap on the end of the handle with the Twin logo stamp provides an update to a Henckels classic. For best results, wash the knives by hand using a mild cleanser and dry completely. The storage block with all knives in place measures 10-1/2 by 4-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches, and a limited lifetime warranty covers the set. From the Manufacturer J. A. Henckels is proud to celebrate its 275th anniversary with its newest knife line--Twin Four Star II. This new line represents the rebirth of a legend, the classic Four Star series, which was first introduced in 1976. Twin Four Star II knives have an improved weight and balance, as well as a host of other features, making them ideal for both home and professional chefs. The Four Star II line contains knives for all tasks, including the following open stock knife types: parer, bread, boning knife, Kudamono parer, sandwich, fillet, carver, chefs, slicer, santoku, and others. Twin Four Star II knives are also available in a range of block sets and gift sets, to be sure that your cutlery needs are covered. A New Standard in Knife Construction Twin Four Star II knives are precision forged from a single piece of exclusive-formula, high-carbon, no-stain steel under the all-new Sigmaforge standard. As a result, Twin Four Star II knives have improved quality consistency, lasting sharpness, and perfect geometry. Sigmaforge one-piece construction also provides high precision and improved stability of the blade and steel structure, thus improving cutting-edge retention for lasting sharpness. In addition, Twin Four Star II knives use J.A. Henckels's Friodur ice hardening for corrosion resistance, a process that also contributes to cutting-edge retention. An Enhanced Handle for Easier Use Twin Four Star II knives have an enhanced handle design that features a stainless-steel end cap with the famous Zwilling J.A. Henckels logo. These high-impact polypropylene handles are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. The new series also features improved weight and balance for improved cutting performance. Features Sigmaforge one-piece precision-forged construction: Provides perfect geometry, high precision, and improved stability of the blade and steel structure, thus improving cutting edge retention for lasting sharpness. Laser-controlled edge: Is sharper and stays sharper longer. Has a more consistent blade angle. Friodur ice hardening: Maximum no-stain properties and more blade strength. Improved resistance to corrosion and pitting. Super bolster: Provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance. Full rat-tail tang: Provides proper balance and greater strength. High-carbon no-stain steel, an exclusive J.A. Henckels formula: Nonstaining, nonrusting. Hand honed: Is sharper and stays sharper longer. Polypropylene handles with stainless-steel logo cap on handle: Bonded with seamless accuracy, these comfortably molded handles are hygienic (autoclavable) and food-safe. Dishwasher-safe: Easy care (though hand washing is recommended by J.A. Henckels). Full warranty: J.