The knives in this 12-piece knife block set are manufactured in Solingen, Germany and feature a forged bolster area where the blade connects to the handle. This area has a thicker top end that is angled downward to allow you to put your hand almost completely on top of the blade to give you more versatile control as you slice and cut meats. Each blade is precision-forged from one piece of ZWILLING Special Formula high carbon German stainless steel and FRIODUR® ice-hardened to guarantee optimal balance of hardness, durability, and corrosion resistance. The knives are hand sharpened and polished, and boast a laser controlled cutting edge that start and stay sharper longer. Ergonomic full tang handles are triple-riveted for comfort and lasting use. Set includes a 4" paring knife, 5" serrated knife, 7" Santoku knife, 8" bread knife, 8" chef's knife, four steak knives, 9" sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a walnut-colored knife block. Hand wash. Imported. Lifetime warranty.