No kitchen should be without the knives found in the Masters Collection Hyde park 2-piece starter set. It combines two of the most practical knives in the kitchen. The 7-inch Santoku knife is an asian-style all-purpose knife for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing fruits, vegetables, onions, and herbs, as well as for slicing meats. The 3-1/2-inch paring knife is ideal for peeling, trimming and slicing fruits and vegetables. Both feature the chosen specifications of the certified master chefs of the culinary institute of america, including the single-piece of high carbon, no-stain german steel, a full tang (the solid-piece of steel from the tip through the handle) that runs the length of the handle, and the unique handle and streamlined bolster that have been contoured for superior comfort and control.