Cangshan S1 Series 17 piece Forged German Steel Knife Set The 2017 Housewares Design Award Finalist S1 Series speaks to the purity of minimalism, focusing on the elemental beauty of forward-thinking aesthetics and practical functionality. A sleek and modern knife whose exceptional qualities shine out, complimenting and elevating the skills of the chef. Robust and perfectly streamlined the Cangshan Large Walnut Knife Block securely houses 14 full tang knives, all-metal forged shears and diamond coated honing steel while subtly showcasing the unique beauty of the award winning knife line. A chef wants a connection with the tools they use to create. Some prefer a light nimble knife while others work better with a heavy, large handled knife. Professional creatives also want their tools to aesthetically connect with their story. Premier Steel A great knife comes from excellent materials. These steels take an exceptionally sharp edge and boasts superior edge retention compared to competing knives currently in the marketplace. That means a sharp knife with optimal edge retention. Heat Treatment Every blade goes through an ultra-precise 6 stage heat treatment which brings out the best qualities of each steel. Heat treatment is the key to a great knife. Handcrafted At the end of the day a knife needs to perform. All Cangshan knife proudly can do just that. The quality and craftsmanship of the knives ensure they precisely and effectively perform their cutting functions giving the user a responsive and refined tactile experience that enhances and augments their skills and process. Every knife from Cangshan is handcrafted and hand sharpened, these are real, passionate artisans creating beautiful, functional tools.