With two of the most practical knives in the kitchen, the CIA Masters Collection Hyde Park 2-Piece Starter Kitchen Knife Set is an essential no kitchen should be without. The 7-Inch Santoku Knife is an Asian-style all-purpose knife for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing fruits, vegetables, onions, and herbs, as well as for slicing meats. The 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife is ideal for peeling, trimming and slicing fruits and vegetables. Both are forged from a single piece of high carbon, no-stain German steel, the blade resists corrosion and holds an extremely sharp, easily maintained edge. To ensure superior balance and strength, the knives have a full tang (the solid piece of steel from the tip through the handle) that runs the entire length of the handle. The unique Balance-Forward handle design and the streamlined bolsters position your hand forward for a secure and extremely comfortable grip, allowing you to put pressure on the blade without putting excess pressure on your hand or wrist. The handles feature a hygienic poly resin construction (polyoxymethylene or POM) that is reinforced with fiberglass and triple-riveted for extra durability. The streamlined bolsters also exposes the full blade edge for optimum performance and maximum sharpening. The Culinary Institute of America Masters Collection of cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and culinary tools was designed with hands-on involvement and testing by the school's faculty of Certified Master Chefs. Product sales benefit The Culinary Institute of America Scholarship Fund. Hand washing is recommended. Lifetime warranty.