An example of unsurpassed quality and workmanship is offered here with this Yaxell Gou three-Piece Cutlery Set. A triple threat. These knives are extremely sharp, hard, and durable. Yaxell blades are heated in a kiln to a very high temperature and then ice-hardened. They are then tempered again at a high temperature to make the blade strong, durable and corrosion-resistant for long-lasting performance. The sg2 'super steel' core is clad with 101 layers of soft and hard high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing the Damascus look. The handle is constructed of FDA approved black canvas-micarta, an odorless, enormously durable material made of resin and linen that will last decades. The end of the handle is stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability. Three stainless steel rivets fasten the handle tightly. Three stainless steel rivets fasten the handle tightly. Chef's knife measures approximately 13 by 1-3/4 by 3/4 inches overall, with an 8-Inch-long blade and 5-Inch-long handle. Utility knife measures approximately 9-1/4 by 1 by 2/3 inches overall, with a 5-Inch-long blade and 4-1/4-Inch-long handle. Maintain the perfect sharp edge on your Yaxell Gou knives with the specially-designed Yaxell GouSharp Pro knife sharpener included in this set. The sharpener's two whetstone grinding wheels are WA400 grit and boast a 5,000-stroke lifecycle. Sharpener can be used either wet or dry, and sharpens both single- and double-sided knives. Wide slots will not damage blade surfaces. Disassembles with ease to replace grinding wheels. Sharpener measures approximately 7 by 2 by 1-3/4 inches. All Yaxell merchandise is fully guaranteed against defects in material and/or craftsmanship. Yaxell - combining the best of advanced technology with unsurpassed Japanese blade knowledge and expertise handed down from generation to generation for centuries. Made in Japan since 1932. Dishwasher safe.