Chroma type 301: 8 Piece Set P0131 Includes: Chroma type 301: 10 Chef Knife P01 Chroma type 301: 7 1/4 Santoku Knife P02 Chroma type 301: 5 3/4 Small Chef Knife P04 Chroma type 301: 8 Carving Knife P05 Chroma type 301: 8 1/2 Bread Knife P06 Chroma type 301: 5 Utility Knife P19 Chroma type 301: 3 1/4 Paring Knife P09 Chroma type 301: Wood Block Bamboo P13 The chef's knife is an all-purpose knife used for slicing, chopping, dicing, mincing, and many other functions. The blade is curved to allow the cook to rock the knife on the cutting board for a more precise cut. A santoku knife is often called an Asian chef's knife. They have a straighter edge than a chef's knife, and a more rounded spine, particularly near the point. They are also generally lighter and thinner, allowing them to more easily chop vegetables. A carving knife is used to carve poultry, roasts, hams, and other large cooked meats. A carving knife is much thinner than a chef's knife (particularly at the spine) and they are generally shorter and wider than slicers, enabling them to make thin precise slices. Bread knives are a type of serrated knife, though unlike other serrated knives they are often simply called a Serrated Knife. Bread knives are usually between 6 and 10 inches, with 8 inches being a common length. The serrations on the blade make it ideal for cutting bread (and other things that are hard on the outside and soft on the inside). A utility knife is a medium size knife that can be used for a myriad of tasks (although many chefs will claim that a cook with a chef's knife and a paring knife can achieve these tasks just as well). Utility knives can either have a plain edge blade or a serrated blade, some of which are considered tomato knives. A paring knife has a plain edge blade that is ideal for peeling and other small or intricate work (such as deveining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeno, or cutting small garnishes). It is designed to be an all-purpose knife, similar to a chef's knife, except smaller. The handle of the Type 301 by F.A. Porsche is constructed of 18/10 stainle steel, and the blade is made of high-quality Japanese 301 steel. The blade of each knife is carefully sharpened by the hand of a master. The advantages Type 301 are: An ergonomic handle - designed by F.A. Porsche working with the chef of the decade, J oumlrg Wörther A metal pearl that clearly demarcates the end of the handle, for better control when cutting A seamless perfection and hygienic transition from blade to handle A special grinding method is used, so the knife stays sharp longer and is easier to sharpen Never place the knife in the dishwasher. Hand wash and dry after every use. Regularly sharpen the knife using the original Type 301 whetstone. Under no circumstances should a sharpening steel be used, as it will damage the blade. Store the knife in a safe, secure manner, for example, in a knife block so the blade is not left exposed. Only use wooden or plastic cutting boards, never marble or glass when cutting with a Type 301. Only use the knife to prepare food. Do not use it to cut frozen foods, bones, or as a utility knife.