Amazon.com This collection of knives and tools will please any cook. The set consists of seven kitchen knives (8-inch chef's, 6-inch wide-blade chef's, 8-inch bread, 3-inch paring, 8-inch carving, 5-inch serrated utility, and 6-inch utility), eight steak knives, kitchen shears, a sharpening steel, and a heavy wood block with slots for everything, plus two extra slots. Henckels Five Star knives feature distinctive handles shaped like gentle waves that fit the hand snugly, though small-handed cooks might find them too thick and long. Like other top-grade Henckels knives (except for the fully forged paring knife), Five Star blades are formed by a high-tech welding process that combines three steel types into what appears to be a single piece, so a knife's parts have distinct characteristics. Traditionalists might insist on single-piece forging for strength, but Henckels says the invisible welds are stronger than the steel. --Fred Brack What's in the Box 8-inch chef's, 6-inch wide-blade chef's, and 8-inch bread knife, 3-inch paring, 8-inch carving, 5-inch serrated utility, and 6-inch utility knife, kitchen shears, sharpening steel, wood block with two extra slots. From the Manufacturer The TWIN® Five Star range is a masterful blend of sharpness and ergonomic design. This series combines the worlds most famous Henckels' blade (Four Star®) with an ergonomic molded handle. This perfectly proportioned handle has been created with a new open flow to accommodate each individual hand while improving convenience and safety for the user. The TWIN® Five Star line contains knives for all tasks, including the following open stock knife types: parer, bread, sandwich, carving, chefs, santoku, and others. TWIN® Five Star knives are also available in a range of block sets and gift sets, to be sure that your cutlery needs are covered. A Higher Standard in Knife Construction TWIN® Five Star 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® Five Star 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® Five Star knives use J.A. Henckels Friodur ice hardening for corrosion resistance, a process that also contributes to cutting-edge retention. It's All in The Grip: The Five Star® series features high impact polypropylene handles that are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. These ergonomic handles are break-proof, sanitary, and colorfast. In addition, the super bolster provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance. Features: SIGMAFORGE 1-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 a proper balance and greater strength. High-carbon no-stain steel, an exclusive J.A. Henckels formula: Non-staining, non-rusting. Hand, precision honed blade: Is sharper and stays sharper longer. Ergonomic designed handle: Safer and much more convenient in use. Polypropylene handles: Comfortable molded handles and food safe Dishwasher safe: Easy care (Although hand-washing is recommended by J.A. Henckels). Full warranty: J.A. Henckels stands behind all its knives.