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Calphalon Contemporary 12-Piece Block Set with SharpIN Technology

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Calphalon self-sharpening cutlery helps you keep your cutlery's edge. Ideal for compact kitchens, this 12-piece knife set comes with a compact storage block that saves space on your counter. Three of the slots have built-in sharpeners to sharpen knives every time you use them.

  • Blades are fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel.
  • 3 slots in 11-slot storage block have integrated ceramic sharpeners to automatically sharpen straight-edge knives: chef's, santoku and paring.
  • Every time you pull out a knife or put it back, the blade is sharpened at the correct angle, ensuring peak sharpness for every task.
  • For easy identification, each piece features a convenient end cap labeled with the knife's name and size.

12-piece set includes:

  • 4 1/2" paring knife
  • 5" santoku
  • 8" bread knife
  • 8" chef's knife
  • Six 4 1/2" steak knives
  • Kitchen shears
  • 11-slot pine storage block with walnut finish

Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.

Dimensions & More Info
  • 4 1/2" Paring Knife: 4 1/2"-long blade; 4 1/4"-long handle; 5.6 oz.
  • 5" Santoku: 5 1/2"-long blade; 4 1/2"-long handle; 8.3 oz.
  • 8" Bread Knife: 8"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 8.1 oz.
  • 8" Chef's Knife: 8 1/2"-long blade; 5 1/2"-long handle; 10.4 oz.
  • Steak Knife (6): 4 1/2"-long blade; 4 1/2"-long handle; 2 oz.
  • Storage Block: 9 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 8" high.
  • Made in China.

Additional Information

  • Bolsters and full tangs ensure ideal balance and maximum strength.
  • High-impact plastic handles are ergonomically contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Steak knives are precision-stamped from Asian high-carbon steel.
  • Kitchen shears are stainless steel.
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
  • Storage slots with an integrated sharpener automatically sharpen straight-edge blades every time you remove or return knives to the block. There is no need to bear down or apply excessive pressure; the sharpener is designed to work efficiently with your natural motion.
  • Do not place serrated-edge knives in the sharpening slots. Sharpen serrated knives at home using a sharpener specifically designed for a serrated blade or have them sharpened by a professional.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for starter or small kitchens I was outfitting a small kitchen for a townhouse where counter space was at a premium. This knife set was perfect! Good selection of essential knifes in a compact footprint, with easy access that is good looking. The self sharpening feature was a pleasant plus. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2017-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOOOOVE this knife set! I absolutely looove this knife set! So far there has been no rusting, the knife stays sharp because of the sharpening holder and I love the weight of these knives. The design of the arms are so modern and the rounded grip feels great too. I like that the holder isn't too wide so that it doesn't take up so much counter space. I personally will not put these knives in the dish washer and I hand wash and dry them with a towel before putting it back in the holder to keep it nice and avoid chipping or rusting. I loved this set so much I bought a second set for my mom. I highly recommend!
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome knives! I love these knives and the new design of the block. I think it is great that they have a lifetime warranty as well.
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The set is compact to provide more counter space I want sharp knives that hold their edge. These knives are just what I was looking for in a kitchen knife set. I am very happy with my purchase of this knife set.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knives......but one problem This set was a Christmas present for my girlfriend. She LOVES them and, when I'm allowed to use them, LOL, so do I. They are incredibly sharp and should stay that way with the built-in sharpeners (SharpIN Technology). They are very well balanced and are even etched on the pommel with which knife it is (Bread, Chef, Paring, etc.) which is a very nice touch. Now the problem. The stainless steel trim around the self-sharpening slots for the Chef, Santuko, and Paring knives is simply stuck on with what appears to be double-sided tape and is already popping off after only two weeks of use. It in no way affects the knives or the sharpening function but does detract from the beauty of the set. I will hope that this is an isolated issue but it should be pointed out. I have only given four stars for appearance and quality due to this issue. Other than that, this is a five star set!
    Date published: 2017-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Caphalon products!! I bought a set of knives for myself approximately a year ago and love them. Only set of knives that I found are in a block & easy to identify by name on handle. Love them so much I bought this set for my daughter and her husband for Christmas gift. Heavy duty and well made.
    Date published: 2016-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value and Variety For Novice Cooks! In exchange for my honest review, I was provided this product for free. I have a few Calphalon pots and pans that I swear by and use almost every single day, but I only recently discovered that they have knives, too! I am really happy with my experience of using this knife set in my cooking prep. I use the Santoku knife the most and it’s well-balanced and easy to manage. I used the bread knife on Thanksgiving on two baguettes for our guests, and it precision-sliced right through the tough crust. The knife block is skinny and takes up very little counter space in my already-teensy-tiny New York City kitchen. The built-in sharpening slots are an awesome feature that I think gives Calphalon an edge over similar products and competing brands, no pun intended :) The knives I owned before this were almost a year overdue for a sharpening, so I’m glad I don’t even have to think about it now. This knife set has just the right selection and versatility, too. Not too many, not too few.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the set I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review and I must say I was super happy about the quality of the knives. I cook and cut alot and the knives are great!!
    Date published: 2016-12-05
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