The Kultro Gourmet Series pays homage to the extraordinary Japanese tradition of fine cutlery, but with distinct choices that could only be William Henry. Five knives ranging from paring to 8” chefs are finely crafted from forged stainless damascus steel, featuring 76 layers of 316 stainless supporting a core of 10Cr15V, an edge steel that is vacuum heat treated and tempered to an optimal hardness of HRC 60 for sharpness, wear resistance, and superior performance. The tang of each knife is hidden in a gorgeous handle of Ebony with copper and red micarta rings surrounding a white and black matrix African Turquoise centerpiece. Compressed resin finishes off the front of the handle, like the traditional buffalo horn used in Japanese knives, but more stable and durable over time. Elegant, balanced, comfortable, and lightweight, these knives are in a class all their own. A matching diamond coated sharpener completes the set, and the lovely American Black Walnut display creates a striking centerpiece in any kitchen. Knife set is shipped in its own professional grade leather roll with protective blade covers, and display is fully assembled and ready to use.