Engineered to exacting standards, Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery stays sharp over 20% longer than Calphalon Contemporary cutlery. Blades are precisely tapered for optimal edge retention and deliver exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. Knives are fully forged from high-carbon, no-stain German steel and feature a full tang for better balance and strength and unique, bar-riveted handles. Each knife is also conveniently labeled on the end of the handle for easy identification in the block. The 16-pc. set includes a full selection of knives for every culinary purpose. Key Features: Precision-honed for optimal edge retention. High carbon, no stain German steel (steak knives made from Asian steel). Fully forged blade, bolster and tang (steak knives made from stamped steel). Unique bar-riveted handle. Labeled handles for easy knife identification.