The Anolon SureGrip Cutlery 17-Piece Japanese Stainless Steel Knife Block Set contains the cutlery essentials and then some, along with specialty kitchen tools and storage. cut, slice, trim and mince a variety of delicious ingredients when preparing gourmet meals. This all-purpose kitchen knife set features a dozen cutlery pieces and kitchen shears forged from top-quality Japanese stainless steel. Each cutting blade is stone-finished with a fine, taper ground edge for exceptional cutting performance. Featuring patented Anolon SureGrip technology, the silicone-enhanced handles are constructed for comfortable, reliable grip. Full bolsters elegantly connect blades and handles, and the knives are finished with stainless steel end caps for balance. The set includes 8-inch chef, slicer and bread knives, medium-sized santoku and utility knives, a small parer, and eight elegant steak knives. A pair of kitchen shears and a sharpening steel round out the set, which stores beautifully in a stylish acacia wood knife block for convenient storage and countertop access. lice and trim garden-fresh radishes and easily peel garlic cloves with the 3.5-inch paring knife, and enhance the tabletop with the stylish steak knives at when entertaining or simply enjoying a succulent, grilled ribeye dinner with the family. An attractive knife block finished with beautiful beechwood is included for convenient and safe storage. This knife set provides all the essential cutlery components for every kitchen, and makes a great complement to the other professional-quality items in the Anolon collection.