Messermeister Meridian Elite - Chef's Knife and Parer Set - E/3000-2CP
This set includes an 8" Chef's Knife and a 3.1/2" Paring Knife. Arguably the two knives most often used in the kitchen, this is a terrific set to get you started. Both knives fully forged.
Steel: 41/16 Krupp (Germany) High Carbon, Molybdenum-Vanadium, Chromium, No Stain Tool Steel, X55 CrMoV15.
Handles: state-of-the-art, highly damage resistant material, "Polyoxymethaline".
These knives have the sharpest edges of all forged cutlery. An elaborate 3 step sharpening process is enhanced in it's final step by being carefully hand-polished.
The Meridian Elite is hardened to 56 Rockwell hardness C, making them hard enough to hold their edge for a long period of time, yet it is easy to restore their edge with a steel.