High Carbon Steel Knife Set

  • Sugg. Price $160 Our Price $49.95
    Designed in Italy and expertly engineered in Germany, these professional-grade steak knives are made of sleek stainless steel from base to tip. Serrated blades slice smoothly through the thickest cuts of meat and hold their sharpness over time. The set comes in a beech wood box that's ideal for gift-giving and storage. Set includes eight 4 1/2" steak knives in beech wood storage case. Each knife is forged from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Serrated blade offers long-lasting sharpness with sharp tip for piercing meat. Stainless-steel handles ensure comfortable ergonomic grip. Beech wood storage case has slide-off lid. 
  • Sugg. Price $279.95 Our Price $219.95
    Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery is razor-sharp every time you use it, thanks to ingenious SharpIN™ Technology that features ceramic sharpeners built into the knife block. Whenever you remove or return a knife, the blade is sharpened at the correct angle. This 15-piece set includes a storage block with sharpeners in 4 of the slots for straight-edge knives. Built-in ceramic sharpeners automatically sharpen straight-edge knives with each use. Sharp blades are fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel. Bolsters and full tangs ensure ideal balance and maximum strength. Stainless-steel handles are contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. For easy identification, each end cap is labeled with the knife's name and size. 15-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" utility knife 7" santoku 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife Eight 5" steak knives Kitchen shears 15-slot grey rubberwood storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $299.95 $508 Our Price $199.95 $299.95
    Crafted in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the Wüsthof Classic knives in this set have specially formulated high-carbon-steel blades that hold a keen edge. Full tangs increase balance, while the triple-riveted polypropylene handles ensure a comfortable grip. This six-piece knife set includes a bonus Wüsthof cook's spoon as our gift to you. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Shears are stainless steel.  Knife block available in Maple, Walnut, Acacia, Cherry, Black or Beech hardwood. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife 9" honing steel Pull-apart shears 15-slot storage block Bonus gift: 8" stainless-steel Wüsthof cook's spoon Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • $259.95
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. A special technique draws the carbon from the steel handle to create a matte-black finish. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand-sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. All-steel design features matte-black double-bolster handle. Acacia wood block is embedded with high-strength magnets, protective acrylic shields and stainless-steel base with scratch- and slip-resistant EVA foam base. Magnetic block holds up to six knives. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 7" tomato/utility knife 7" santoku 8 1/2" bread knife 8 1/2" slicing knife 8" chef's knife Magnetic storage block Knife skills booklet Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $430 Our Price $249.95
    The Urban Farmer cutlery collection was created by German designer Bjoern Berger to celebrate farm-fresh food, home gardening and cooking with delicious seasonal ingredients. The knives in this 7-piece set are crafted with a full tang, high-carbon steel blades, nonslip bolsters and rustic beechwood handles, all well-balanced, comfortable, efficient and perfectly suited to modern healthy cooking. Knives are precision laser cut from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon, no-stain steel. Tempered to the ideal grade of hardness; blades are strong enough to hold a lasting edge and flexible enough not to crack under pressure. Semisoft bolsters provide a secure grip even when hands are wet. Full tang is riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Handle is shaped from sustainably grown European beechwood and heat treated to ensure extreme toughness and water resistance. Solid acacia knife block holds 15 tools. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife. 5" serrated utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. Kitchen shears. 9" honing steel. 15-slot acacia knife block.
  • Sugg. Price $716 Our Price $359.95
    Crafted in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the Wüsthof Classic knives in this set have specially formulated high-carbon-steel blades that hold a keen edge. Full tangs increase strength and balance, and the triple-riveted synthetic handles ensure a comfortable grip. For those with limited counter space but an unlimited passion for cooking, this space-saving set includes five of the most used knives in the kitchen plus a specially designed in-drawer knife organizer to free up your countertops. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple-riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Set includes a durable, densely grained rubberwood in-drawer knife organizer to free up counter space. The 7-slot knife organizer features a unique wave shape that makes it easy to remove or replace knives while in a drawer. Knives made in Germany. In-drawer organizer made in China. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5” santoku knife. 6” utility knife. 8” chef’s knife. 8” Bread knife 7-slot in-drawer organizer. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $250 Our Price $99.95
    Keep these German-made knives handy for general food-prep tasks. The compact 3 1/2" paring knife is ideal for finely trimming produce. The multipurpose 6" chef's knife is useful for chopping vegetables as well as cubing and slicing meats, poultry or fish. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and a 6" chef's knife. Knives are precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Blades have hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $629 $639 Our Price $349.95
    Update your kitchen cutlery with this set that combines Wüsthof's renowned German craftsmanship with modern, ergonomic handles. Crafted in the famed cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, this set includes durable, versatile essentials for everyday food prep. The hand-honed high-carbon steel blades maintain a razor-sharp edge, and the handles perfectly balance the knives to mitigate fatigue. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability, balance and control. Ergonomic POM handles resists fading and discoloration. FSC-certified wood block is gentle on knife edges. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 8" cook's knife. 8" serrated bread knife. 9" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 15-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,832 Our Price $999.95
    Wüsthof's top-selling series for generations, the Classic knife collection is a proven favorite of home cooks and professional chefs. Our 18-piece set equips you for an impressively wide range of cutting jobs, from everyday food prep to serving steaks and carving roasts. A hardwood storage block is also included with this set. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) gives each straight-edged knife an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knife edges. 18-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 4 1/2" utility knife 5" serrated utility knife 5" hollow-ground santoku 6" utility knife 6" straight carving fork 8" chef’s knife 8" bread knife 8" hollow-ground carving knife Six 4 1/2" steak knives 10" honing steel Pull-apart kitchen shears 17-slot beechwood storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $661 $684 Our Price $199.95 $299.95
    Family owned for seven generations, Wüsthof has produced some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust while holding an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as a four-piece steak knife set, specialty knives for more advanced prep work and a handsome hardwood block. Stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Hardwood block safely stores 15 pieces and is gentle on knife edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 16-Piece Set includes: 2 1/4" peeling knife 2 1/2" paring knife 2 3/4" trimming knife 3" paring knife 4 1/2" utility knife Four 4 1/2" steak knives 5" spreader 5" hollow-edge santoku 8" bread knife 8" chef's knife 9" honing steel Kitchen shears 15-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $684 Our Price $299.95
    Family owned for seven generations, Wüsthof has produced some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust while holding an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as a four-piece steak knife set, specialty knives for more advanced prep work and a handsome hardwood block. Stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Hardwood block safely stores 15 pieces and is gentle on knife edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 16-Piece Set includes: 2 1/4" peeling knife 2 1/2" paring knife 2 3/4" trimming knife 3" paring knife 4 1/2" utility knife Four 4 1/2" steak knives 5" spreader 5" hollow-edge santoku 8" bread knife 8" chef's knife 9" honing steel Kitchen shears 15-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $600 Our Price $249.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese chefs. This Classic set includes four of the most popular Global knives, along with a bamboo block that shows off the blades. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Bamboo storage block has a clear acrylic window that offers a view of the knife blades. 5-Piece Set includes: 4 1/4" utility knife. 5 1/2" vegetable knife. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/2" bread knife. Bamboo block with four slots. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $860 Our Price $499.95
    Crafted in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the Wüsthof Classic knives in this set have specially formulated high-carbon-steel blades that hold a keen edge. Full tangs increase balance, and the triple-riveted polypropylene handles ensure a comfortable grip. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 13 items and is gentle on knives’ edges. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 9-Piece Set includes: 3" serrated paring knife. 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 5" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef’s knife. 8" bread knife. 9" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 13-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $473 Our Price $249.95
    Professional cooks worldwide praise Global cutlery for its perfect balance, light weight and seamless construction. Award-winning chef, author and TV personality Ludo Lefebvre uses these knives at his popular Los Angeles eateries Trois Familia, Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Ludo Bird. This special Global Classic collection includes the four knives Chef Ludo can't live without – a paring knife, serrated utility knife, bread knife and chef's knife. Each one is forged by hand in Japan of stainless steel, hardened in a process inspired by the ancient art of samurai sword making. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Made in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 3" Paring Knife 6" Serrated Utility Knife 8 1/2" Bread Knife 8" Chef's Knife
  • Sugg. Price $756.50 Our Price $179.95
    Designed in collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a bestselling series since it debuted in 1976. This eight-piece set offers all the essentials for everyday cutting, chopping, slicing and peeling in a self-sharpening block that hones knives every time one is removed. These commercial-quality German knives combine ergonomically contoured handles with precision-forged blades that are ice hardened for maximum strength and hand-sharpened for impeccable performance. Precision-forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. High-carbon stainless-steel blades are hand-sharpened and polished by master craftsmen to create a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Highly durable polypropylene handle has stainless-steel rivets that provide perfect balance between blade and handle. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731. 8-piece set includes: 4" paring knife. 5" serrated utility knife. 5 1/2" fine edge prep knife. 7" hollow edge santoku knife. 8" chef's knife. 8" bread knife. Kitchen shears. Ash wood storage block.
  • Sugg. Price $271 Our Price $169.95
    Made in Germany, this set includes two essential pieces of cutlery. The compact 3 1/2" paring knife is ideal for finely trimming produce. The multipurpose 8" chef's knife is a favorite when it comes to chopping, dicing and slicing. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and an 8" chef's knife. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $60 Our Price $24.95
    In its seventh generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. Set includes 5" spreader and pull-apart kitchen shears. Spreader's wide serrated blade slices easily through meats and cheeses as well as delicate tomatoes and is handy for spreading condiments. Sturdy, corrosion-resistant kitchen shears are perfect for cutting stems from herbs, trimming meats or shaping parchment. Stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted, high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $355 Our Price $149.95
    The Zwilling Gourmet collection brings you outstanding performance at a great value. With comfortable handles and a lightweight feel, Gourmet knives offer confident, fatigue-free cutting. This knife set includes all the essentials plus kitchen shears, a honing steel and a wooden storage bock. Each blade is precision-stamped from single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Zwilling's patented Friodur ice-hardening technique results in an ultra-hard, sharp blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Traditional three-riveted handle with full tang provides maximum comfort and stability while cutting. Highly durable POM handle has stainless-steel rivets that provide perfect balance between blade and handle. Center rivet is laser inscribed with Zwilling logo. Rubberwood storage block has 14 slots. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731. 7-piece set includes: 3" vegetable knife 4" paring knife 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife Kitchen shears Honing steel Rubberwood storage block Please note: storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $633 Our Price $279.95
    Discover the perfect balance, lightweight feel and seamless construction of Global knives with this versatile collection. The Japanese-crafted set makes a fine gift with its assortment of four go-to knives, plus a magnetic rail to hang them in easy reach and save space on the countertop. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Made in Japan. 5-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5 1/2" vegetable knife. 6" flexible utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 12 1/4" magnetic storage bar. Please note: Storage bar is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $280 Our Price $199.95
    Designed for the tough day-to-day demands of the commercial kitchen, the Wüsthof Pro line offers a smart value for home cooks. This collection features high-carbon German steel blades and a unique handle built with an inner core for stability, a nonslip grip, and an ergonomic shape that stays comfortable even during extended tasks. This 7-piece set includes essential kitchen knives plus a handy knife roll for transport and storage. Precision-stamped, high-carbon stainless-steel blade sharpens easily and offers outstanding edge retention. Unique two-stage handle features two high-performance synthetic materials: an inner core for enhanced stability during prolonged use and an outer slip-resistant shell. Handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort. NSF certified to meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Made in Germany. 7-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" boning knife. 6" wavy-edge utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 11" wavy-edge slicer. 8-pocket knife roll.
  • Sugg. Price $2,156 Our Price $999.95
    Comprising a complete assortment of cutlery for the home cook, this set of German knives handles the full range of cutting tasks. Wüsthof Classic knives feature durable full-tang construction and hand-honed high-carbon-steel blades. The riveted handles are made of high-impact polypropylene. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) gives each straight-edged knife an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 22 items and is gentle on knives’ edges. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 20-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5" boning knife. 6" utility knife. 6" cleaver. 6" and 8" chef’s knives. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 8" bread knife. 9" hollow-ground carving knife. Eight 4 1/2" steak knives. 10" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 22-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $756 Our Price $399.95
    Equipping you with six essential pieces from the Wüsthof Classic collection, this set includes finely crafted blades for all the prep tasks cooks encounter every day. Made in Germany, the knives feature durable full-tang construction and hand-honed high-carbon-steel blades. The included storage block has a slim profile that occupies little space—perfect for apartment dwellers, vacation homes or an outdoor kitchen. It's also a great gift for beginning cooks or new homeowners. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Slim, space-saving hardwood block takes up very little room on the countertop and safely stores the 6 items in the set. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" serrated paring knife. 5" santoku. 6” utility knife. 8" chef’s knife. 8" bread knife. Kitchen shears. 6-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $507 Our Price $349.95
    Perfect for barbecue chefs on the go, this gorgeous set of premium Shun Kanso knives comes with a knife roll for easy portability. Included are three key Japanese blades for boning, slicing and serving grilled meats with finesse. This high-performance, handcrafted travel set makes an excellent gift for Dad. Blades of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel take and hold a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blades provide a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handles are made of dark  tagayasan , known as "iron sword wood," an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make Samurai sword handles. Heavy-duty nylon knife roll has 8 slots for knives. Knives handcrafted in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 5" honesuki. 6" boning/fillet knife. 12" brisket knife with beechwood saya (sheath). Nylon knife roll. Please note: Knife roll is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $210 Our Price $129.95
    Cuisinart—legendary innovator of food processors for the American kitchen—has extended its expertise to precision cutlery. These V-Edge knives have the sharpest Cuisinart blade available, made from exceptionally strong German stainless steel using "convex edge" technology for extra-fine cutting. Dedicated home cooks will appreciate the knives' professional quality and elegant design. Sharpest Cuisinart blade available, designed for professional-level results. German 1.4116 MOV stainless steel contains high carbon, molybdenum and vanadium for superior hardness and lasting sharpness. Innovative "convex edge" technology produces the signature "V" edge for more precise cutting. Ergonomic stainless-steel handle design is comfortable to grip. Blades and handles are welded together, ground and polished by hand. Set includes six steak knives forged from solid stainless steel. Pine-core storage block is finished in rubber wood. 15-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 5 1/2" serrated utility knife 7" santoku 8" chef's knife 8" slicing knife 8" serrated bread knife 8" hollow-handle sharpening steel Six 4 1/2" steak knives Stainless-steel shears 14-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $219 Our Price $129.95
    In its seventh generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. Starter set includes the three most essential knives in any kitchen. Three-piece set includes a 4 1/2" paring knife, an 8" chef's knife and an 8" bread knife. Stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $400 Our Price $199.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. This set includes three essential pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Ukon every day. Set includes 3 1/2" paring knife, 6" serrated utility knife and 8" chef's knife. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide added durability and strength without compromising performance. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • Sugg. Price $738 Our Price $349.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as some specialty knives for more advanced prep work. Also included is a 6-piece steak knife set. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives’ edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 18-Piece Set includes: 2 1/4" peeling knife 2 3/4" trimming knife 2 1/2" paring knife 3" paring knife 4 1/2" utility knife Six 4 1/2" steak knives 5" spreader 5" hollow-edge santoku 8" bread knife 8" chef's knife Honing steel Kitchen shears 17-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $279.95 Our Price $229.95
    From the nonstick experts at Calphalon, the Contemporary knife line features blades designed to make prep tasks efficient and easy. Each German steel blade is coated in PFOA-free nonstick silicone for cleaner slices without sticking, and the chef's knife and slicer also have a raised ridge running along the blade to further reduce friction. This 13-piece set includes a SharpIN wood block with built-in ceramic blade sharpeners. Blades coated in PFOA-free nonstick silicone to reduce sticking and simplify cleaning. Longitudinal blade ridge releases food easily (chef's knife and slicer knife). Blades are fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel. High- impact polyresin handles are ergonomically contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Four slots in 12-slot storage block have integrated ceramic sharpeners to automatically sharpen straight-edge knives: chef's, santoku, slicer and paring. 13-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 7" santoku. 8" bread knife. 8" chef's knife with ridge. 8" slicer knife with ridge. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. Kitchen shears. 12-slot maple storage block with stainless-steel cap. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $209 Our Price $99.95
    The ultimate essential set for home chefs, these precision knives were hand selected by chef Chris Kimball of Milk Street Magazine and cooking school. The 7" chef's knife is perfect for everyday chopping, slicing and dicing; the 5 1/2" prep knife features a serrated edge to make quick work of slicing tomatoes and sandwiches; and the versatile 4" paring knife is ideal for small, detailed tasks. Durable, razor-sharp blades are fully forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Edges are expertly honed and finished for long-lasting sharpness. Smooth polymer handles are triple-riveted to the blade and ergonomically shaped for superb comfort and control. Chef's knife is lightweight, making it easy to maneuver, and features a wide blade to place knuckles against for safer chopping. 5 1/2" prep knife is serrated for slicing fruit and vegetables with precision. Versatile 4" paring knife is ideal for small, detailed tasks such as hulling strawberries, deveining shrimp and trimming pie dough. Made in Spain. 3-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 5 1/2" prep knife 7" chef's knife
  • Sugg. Price $639 Our Price $299.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. These professional knives help you cut and slice food with exceptional precision and control. This set contains all the essentials for home chefs. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape to sit comfortably in hand. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 6 slots. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 8" hollow-ground chef's knife Kitchen shears 9" honing steel 6-slot slimline storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $626 Our Price $399.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: with this knife set, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Includes a striking ashwood block for storage and display. Blades of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel take and hold a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blades provide a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handles are made of dark tagayasan , an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan. 6-pc. set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 5 1/2" hollow-ground santoku 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife Honing steel 8-slot ashwood block
  • Sugg. Price $320 Sale $179.99
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese chefs. Blade edges are ground to a superfine 16-degree angle on each side for dramatically sharp performance and exceptional balance. This Global Classic set includes three essential kitchen knives for everyday use. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured to provide a firm grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced. 3-piece set includes: 4" paring knife 5 1/2" vegetable knife 8" chef's knife  

Upgrade Your Cutlery With a High Carbon Steel Knife Set

The right cutlery can transform how you cook. Dull knives don't cut evenly, can't chop finely and take longer to use. On the other hand, the right knife set glides through your food easily, allowing you to chop and prep in less time. With a high carbon steel knife set, you will enjoy the reliability and durability of high-quality knives. So, give your kitchen an upgrade with a new knife set from Williams Sonoma. Before you buy, learn more about the knife sets in this collection.

Features

High carbon stainless steel is a durable material, which makes it ideal for use on knives. These knife sets feature stamped blades crafted of stainless steel, delivering top performance and durability. Some sets include triple-riveted plastic handles, which offer a secure and comfortable grip. Other handles boast a sturdy wooden construction, made of materials like stained maple over a solid pine core. Some handles are labeled so that you know precisely where to store your knife. Bolsters and full tangs add further support and strength to many of the knives in this collection.

Keeping your knives sharpened is essential. You can opt to invest in a knife sharpener. Or, you can select a high carbon steel knife set that includes a sharpener. Some sets have built-in slots in the storage block that feature integrated ceramic sharpeners that can sharpen straight-edge knives like chef, santoku, utility and paring knives.

Sets

These knife sets come in a range of sizes and styles, so you can choose as few or as many knives as you may need. Pick up a smaller set if you are replacing a few dull knives, or invest in a larger set to replace an existing set. To begin, you can find small sets that include two chef's knives or a five-piece set that includes classic knives like chef's, utility, vegetable and bread knives with a coordinating bamboo knife block. To fully upgrade your cutlery, consider a 16-piece set that includes peeling, paring and trimming knives; utility knives and steak knives; a spreader and bread knife; kitchen shears and more. With so many pairings to choose from, you're sure to find a set well-suited for your kitchen.

Every time you reach for a knife in your new high carbon steel knife set, you'll be grateful for this investment. Simplify cooking and reduce cutting time with the right tools. While you're shopping, pick up a new cutting board for all of the chopping, dicing and slicing that will soon commence.