The Chef Series Pure Knives are inspired by traditional Japanese sword making. These knives combine the latest technology with traditional techniques, to create a timeless, modern design. The range consists of 8 super sharp knives: a Chef Knife, Bread Knife, Paring Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Knife, Filleting Knife, Curved Paring Knife and Serrated Utility knife. All are designed with a broad bolster at the point where the knife blade meets the handle. This bolster protects the hands from the blade while cutting. The knives, made of high polish Japanese stainless steel, all have forged bolsters and blades. This ancient technique, combined with the latest technology ensures that the blades are durable, long lasting, sharp and have a better resistance to corrosion. The handles are smooth and contoured to fit perfectly into the hand. The tang, the part of the blade that extends into the handle, gives heft and ensures a good balance. A hammered finish is minimizing the resistance and is better releasing the food while cutting. A red ring where the bolster meets the handle gives a contemporary look. The sheaths protect the blades from damage when the knives are stored in a drawer.