If you’re a beginner to forged cutlery, the Damascus 3-piece starter set with a 8” Chef’s knife is a great option for tackling the majority of kitchen prep work. Each knife is forged from its own piece of 420J2 Japanese stainless steel, which is known for its superior strength, rust-resistance, and its ability to hold an incredibly sharp edge. One benefit of a forged knife is its ability to absorb impact across the length of the blade. The hilt of each knife has been properly balanced for weight, and the full tang of the blade extends through the handle for added control. To extend the longevity of your Damascus cutlery, please be sure to wash by hand.