La Côte Exquisite Knife Sets. Carefully selected exotic wood veneers in our signature handles are only the beginning of what makes these knives unique. The stone finished steel blades & exotic wood handles is built to last with top quality materials. The natural colour flows throughout the material while sanding and buffing the completed part yield a glossy finish without any spraying. As in nature - where no two pieces of wood are exactly alike - our knife handles elicit the same feature, you will immediately see differences in color and grain structure that create characteristics unique to each piece.