This 5-piece Chroma starter set consists of four versatile knives and a bamboo/wood storage block. In the set you'll find a 3-1/4-inch paring knife for peeling fruit and shaping garnishes; 5-inch utility knife, for everything from slicing an apple to cutting a sandwich; 7-1/4-inch santoku, an Asian chef's knife with a straight edge and rounded spine near the point, exceptional for fine slicing and chopping; and a 10-inch chef's knife, that all-purpose workhorse for chopping, mincing, dicing, and slicing. Two extra slots in the block let you add more knifes as you become addicted to these extraordinary knives. And, a stainless-steel pin through the block unscrews so you can take the whole thing apart for cleaning. After use, Chroma Type 301 knives should be immediately washed and dried by hand. To sharpen, use only a Chroma original 301 whetstone, never sharpening steel which can damage the fine blades.