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Though there are a number of distinctive design features that set these knives apart visually, what really makes them unique is the balance and control their design enables, which is one of the reasons they are prized by professionals.
The handles have a comfortable double-tapered triangular grip that fits the hand well, and buttons on either side near the choil that act as tactile cues for finger placement.
Made from Japanese 301 stainless steel for resistance to corrosion and wear, the double-tapered blades are sharpened for immediate use. Each knife comes in a fitted storage box and should last for generations.
Designed by F.A. Porsche (a noted industrial designer and grandson of the founder of Porsche automobiles), these are the same knives prominently used in cooking competitions, including the legendary Bocuse d'Or.
The 5" utility knife is for light cutting, peeling, and slicing. Thin and flexible, the 7-3/4" fillet knife is ideal for filleting fish. The 8" carving knife lets you take long, straight strokes, making it ideal for slicing vegetables or carving roasted meats. The 7-1/4" santoku is a popular Japanese-style knife for chopping, dicing, and mincing. A mainstay, the 10" chef's knife is a workhorse suitable for everything from heavy chopping to mincing herbs.
The knives are available individually or as a starter set of three that includes the essentials: a 5" utility knife, an 8" carving knife, and a 10" chef's knife.