Simply the best kitchen knives you will ever own! The 1/8"-thick high carbon tool steel in these blades makes a superior cutting tool in the kitchen and something you can pass on to future generations. While stainless cutlery can be handy, nothing cuts better than high carbon tool steel. This is O1 tool steel, the same steel used in the Hock plane blades (and the knives in our kitchen) for decades – the same steel at the same hardness that you’ve come to value and rely on from Hock Tools’ woodworking blades. Now you can appreciate how easily the blades sharpen and how sharp they will be in your own kitchen. To prevent corrosion simply wash and dry after each use, and never put the knives in the dishwasher. Handle material sold separately.