The trick to being a great cook is not overdoing it, and the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional S 3 Piece Essentials Set helps you keep it simple. In the same way that too much seasoning can mask a dish's natural flavors, too many kitchen gadgets can get in the way of the true, simple joy of cooking. This Essentials Set gives you three completely different knives that can handle a whole variety of tasks. The small-bladed paring knife is perfect for peeling, cleaning, and carving, while the large chef's knife can chop, slice, and dice anything you need to tackle any recipe that strikes your fancy. And the medium-sized serrated utility knife can slice, without squashing, any food with a harder outside and softer inside, such as bread or tomatoes, its teeth constantly providing a sharp, piercing surface. With plenty of room to add more specialized knives later, since as we all know true chefs are proud of the blades they use, these knives make a perfect starter set for someone just beginning to fill in their kitchen with quality cookware. And these blades really are something that any chef could be proud of. Zwilling J. A. Henckels' Professional blades are designed with full bolsters to give them a good balanced weight that allows you to move quickly while safely maintaining control. The blades are also designed with a laser-controlled edge for a clean, precise 15-degree angle on either side. The unique high-carbon stainless steel blades are ice hardened for long-lasting sharpness. And the molded polypropylene handles offer a firm and durable grip that will make these knives a pleasure to work with. About Zwilling JA Henckels JA Henckels has been producing the best in German steel knife design since 1895. Their products are designed for everyday use, giving you the maximum value for your money. This modern company uses innovative technology to create the highest-quality products.