The Messermeister Meridian elite 3-Piece Starter Set includes one-piece, fully forged knives, each made from a single blank of steel. Meridian elite knives feature a comfortable, contemporary, molded-POM handle (durable Polyoxymetholene) that's ergonomically designed for maximum comfort in the hand. Messermeister cutlery is made from high carbon no-stain molybdenum vanadium tool steel. The San Moritz and Meridian series knives have the sharpest edges of all forged cutlery. An elaborate 3-step sharpening process is enhanced in it's final step by being carefully hand-polished. There's also a personalization plate for engraved initials. Messermeister was founded over a century ago in Solingen, Germany. Gift boxed. Lifetime warranty from Messermeister plus free lifetime sharpening and reconditioning. Handcrafted in Germany. Set includes: 8-Inch Chef's Knife, 6-Inch Utility Knife, 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife.