"New York designers the Schmidt Brothers envisioned our simply elegant take on classic German cutlery. High-carbon, high-quality German steel blades are perfectly polished and attached to unpolished steel handles with a contrasting black scorched finish developed at 2750 degrees Fahrenheit. The specially weighted handles and patented Schmidt Brothers curve provide ideal hand position and leverage to control and guide the knife with ease. Freestanding urban-chic knife block displays easy-care, unoiled blades between acacia wood and acrylic in a slim horizontal footprint. -Designed by the Schmidt brothers -High-carbon German steel blade -Blades have a 18 degree edge angle -Weighted stainless-steel handle -Block: acacia wood, EVA base and acrylic sheet -Easy care, no oiling required -Hand wash -Made in China"