The Wusthof Grand Prix2 23 piece Mega block set comes with all the knives you would ever need. The set includes a 2.75" bird's Beak peeling knife used for peeling and garnishing. the 3" straight parer is used for the exact straight line cuts, the 3.5" parer for peeling and paring, a 4.5" Utility is the perfect size for small slicing jobs, the 4.5" multi-prep is a great knife for chopping herbs and small vegitables, the 5" serrated utility for cutting tomatoes of bagels. The 5" boning knife will easily remove poultry from the bone. The 6" Sandwich is excellent for carving and slicing and the 8" bread knife is perfect for those crusty loaves of bread. The 8" carver makes fine clean slices of meat, the 7" Santoku is a very useful knife that allows you to chop, slice and dice. The 8 Cooks knife is used for chopping, as well as dicing. This set is completed with a set of eight 4.5" steak knives as well as the Come Apart kitchen shears for triming herbs or a variety of other house hold chores, a 22 slot block to store your Grand Prix2 knives and a honing steel to keep you knives sharp and ready to use. Wusthof Grand Prix2 knives are made in "The Cutlery Capital of the World", Solingen Germany. Known the world-over for it’s unique and uncompromising quality, Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. The ingredients of this steel are proudly etched on each blade. Wusthof not only uses the best materials to make a fine knife, but it is also crucial that each blade is precisely tempered. This tempering allows the knife to hold its edge for an extremely long time, yet still be able to be maintained in your home kitchen with out the need to be sent away for maintenance.