The A Series utilizes rich, luscious African Blackwood to accentuate the subtle curves and elegant silhouette of the knife. Form and function seamless blend together to create a knife both beautiful and practical. Each knife is forged and handcrafted from high-alloy Swedish Steel[12C27] boasting a 58 +/- 2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating. Precise heat treatment of this stain resistant steel gives each blade superior durability and exceptional edge retention. The fine edged blades all feature an incredibly sharp 16 degree Asian style edge. All the knives are full tang and showcase dark, uniquely grained and ultra dense African Blackwood handles and feature an angled bolster designed to accommodate a natural, firm pinch grip. 2 knife blocks have been specifically designed to securely house a 15 piece knife set. The knife blocks are made from robust, dark toned Walnut which compliment the distinct knife handles. Both knife blocks are the same in form and create an elegantly balanced, sharp and asymmetrical silhouette. One of the knife blocks utilizes magnets that allow the user to split the block in half and store the 8 steak knives separate from the 7 foundational knives of the set.