Victorinox Swiss Army 48891 Eight Piece Knife Block Set includes:4 inch paring knife, 6 inch boning knife, 8 inch chef's knife, 8 inch bread knife, 10 inch slicing knife, 10 inch sharpening steel with a hook at the end to hang up, kitchen shears and a slant hardwood block to place it all in. All of the blades are high carbon steel blades while the handles are all Fibrox handles ensuring slip resistant grip. In addition, all the knives have a safety notch so even when the heat is hot, the cook can stay cool and safe while slicing and/or chopping foods. The slanted block is made of natural wood giving it a homey feel the moment you set it in the kitchen. Its slanted design makes putting knives in and taking them out easier and more efficient.This is a great gift set for avid cooks or those aspiring to be chefs by providing the cook with the knife necessitates every successful cook needs to have.