Hand-forged from premium-quality high-carbon, no-stain German steel, Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery features full-tang design, which means the same piece of steel runs from the blade through the knife handle. This full-tang design is what separates the world's finest professional-grade knives from less-sturdy versions. The solid one-piece steel tang provides superior strength, and coupled with the sleek, ergonomically contoured grip handle, gives this cutlery exceptional balance. Each knife has its name etched into the end of its handle, so you’ll always know which knife you’re pulling out of the block. With each graceful, effortless slice, you'll wonder why you waited so long to step up to Calphalon's Contemporary Cutlery.
- 4.5-inch paring knife
- 6-inch utility knife
- 8-inch slicing knife
- 8-inch chef's knife
- 8-inch bread knife
- 7-inch santoku knife
- Eight steak knives
- Kitchen shears
- 10-inch sharpening steel
- Maple knife block
Why We Love It:
World-class, hand-forged, full-tang knives at this price are an outrageous value. We love that each knife is etched with its name; no more grabbing the wrong knife! With every knife a cook could need in one set, this makes a great gift.
- Knife construction: Crafted from high-carbon, no-stain German steel. Tempered, heat-hardened to 1,000 degrees C, HRC 54-56 (Hardness Rockwell ""C"" scale -- a standard measurement of hardness). Fully tapered from cutting edge to spine and from tip to heel for superior strength.
- Key performance: Balance of knives, strength and durability of blades. Blades' ability to be honed and maintain their edge. Knife identification on butt of handle.
- Blade: Fully forged blade. Full tang for balance and strength.
- Bolster: One piece of metal for blade, bolster and tang
- Handle: First ever ergonomically designed handle which shows the full tang. Crafted from fiberglass-reinforced polyresin -- won't split, crack, or harbor microorganisms. Patented knife identification etched on the butt of handle.
- Block: Lightly stained maple block with branded logo
- Contemporary Cutlery is backed by a lifetime warranty