The knives in the Kitchen Classic series will race through just about any task you can imagine. These blades are ice tempered and then precision flat ground for maximum cutting power. All models in the series come with a razor sharp edge that lasts and lasts, and some have serrated edges uniquely appropriate to the tasks they were designed to do. The handles are, in a word, terrific. Carefully designed to ensure a strong, secure, yet comfortable grip, they feature a stiff Zytel core on the inside, with a softer, deeply checkered Kraton exterior for the kind of non-slip grip that is a must when working in slick conditions. The Kitchen Classics includes an attractive counter-top oak stand, and one of each (except for the steak Knives, which comes in a group of 6) of the knives shown here. Set includes: 1 Paring Knife, 6 Steak Knives, 1 Boning Knife, 1 Utility Knife, 1 Chef's Knife, 1 Slicer, 1 Bread Knife, and a Wood Block Stand.