Cutlery Sets - Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's Cutlery Capital of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods.The Classic line features cutlery that is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel and skillfully honed by hand. The black, virtually indestructible, full tang handle is triple-riveted for superior strength and durability.6-Piece Set Includes: 9 sharpening steel 9 carving knife 8 chef's knife 8 bread knife 5 boning knife 4 paring knife Product Features Precision forged from one-piece of steel for greater stability and sharpness Precision hand-honed, high-carbon, stainless-steel knife resists rust and stains Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade Laser-controlled blade edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle Completely hygienic, virtually indestructible Hostaform-C plastic handle is buffed and polished by hand and provides a smooth, comfortable grip Handle is secured to tang with three distinctive silver-nickel rivets Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the solid balanced feel Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended Solingen, Germany Limited lifetime warranty - Care Instructions Wusthof cutlery is dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. In the dishwasher, your Wusthof knife may bang against other cutlery or pots and pans and knick the blade. Clean knife with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Dry immediately. Dry from the back of knife to the blade. No metal is completely stain-free. To prevent slight tarnishing, be sure to remove acidic foods (lemon, mustard, ketchup, etc.) from the blade after use. If blade should show some signs of staining, clean with a non-abrasive metal polish. To prevent irreparable blade damage, it is best to store your knife in a knife block or in-drawer knife tray.