Chroma type 301: 10 Piece Set - P0148 Includes: 10 Chef Knife 7 1/4 Santoku Knife 5 3/4 Small Chef Knife 8 Carving Knife 8 1/2 Bread Knife 7 3/4 Filet Knife 5 Utility Knife 3 1/4 Paring Knife 5 Tomato Knife Wood Block Free #800 Whetstone 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 fillet knife is like a very flexible boning knife that is used to fillet and prepare fish. They have a blade that is about 6 to 11 inches long, allowing them to move easily along the backbone and under the skin of fish. 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. A tomato knife is a small knife with a serrated blade. Tomato knives are ideal for cutting through the tough skin and soft flesh of tomatoes. Sharpening stones are used to grind and hone the edges of steel tools and implements. Examples of items that may be sharpened with a sharpening stone include sci ors, knives and tools such as chisels and plane blades. The handle of the Type 301 by F.A. Porsche is constructed of 18/10 stainless 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.