Wisdom says that a sharp knife is much safer than a dull one. Not only do you respect a sharp knife more, it also requires much less pressure when cutting and less chance of it slipping. So keep your kitchen knives extra sharp and safely stored away with this cool new J.A. Henckels Classic Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set. Unlike other wooden knife blocks, this one automatically sharpens the knives when they are inserted or removed from their slots. This 15 piece knife features all the knives you need, including an 8" Chef's Knife, 7" Hollow Edge Santoku Knife, 5.5" Prep Knife, 5" Serrated Utility Knife, 4" Paring / Utility Knife, 8 4.5" Steak Knives, kitchen shears, and a convenient self-sharpening knife block made from stained ash wood with a brushed stainless steel cap and labeled slots. So if you want to be considered "the sharpest knife in the drawer", then you might want to consider this knife block.