Classic black handled French pattern carbon steel chefs knives. Carbon steel is renowned for its ease of sharpening, keenness of edge, and better edge retention than similar stainless steel knives. It will discolour in use, turn almost black as it develops a protective patina, but should never be left wet, as it may if neglected rust. Perhaps not ideal for every household, but there are many who would never use anything else. To learn more about these knives click here. By purchasing this item you are confirming that you are over 18, and that we may contact you prior to dispatch in order to verify this.