New grade T-1 high-speed steel with 18% tungsten content. For comparison, this steel is much harder than M-2 HSS which typically has 12% tungsten. Crafted on state-of-the-art equipment in Germany, using German steel, each knife is ground, honed and individually hand-hammered to exacting tolerances. Many standard sizes available individually or in sets. For a nominal charge, knives can be cut to length. Packing : Bulk in flat tubes. If desired, these knives can be cut to size for $1.50 a cut. Allow one week extra.