Introducing our rustic and super elegant GLADIATOR SERIES kithchen set. The inspiration for these beautiful knives came from Tuscany Italy and we wanted to capture a rustic Roman look and feel, right down to the wood used for the handle material. The handles are made from stabilized Betelhlehem olive wood to bring the look and feel we were going for. The blades themselves were forged from 52100 steel and have slight hamones that contribute to their beauty without overpowering them. We wanted them to be humble, understated but sleek and striking. They are unique and differ from any other set you'll see out there in a great way. The steel tested out with an HRC between 60 and 62 so they are easy to sharpen with a long lasting edge. Each blade was given a convex grind for performance and beauty. These Gladiators are perfectly suited for evreyday kitchen use in style. This set is the 1st edition in this line so there's bragging rights there too! Pick this set uptoday before they are gone, you won't be dissapointed. They make a perfect wedding, birthday, graduation gift or maybe, just a great addition to any kitchen where style, statement and performance really matter. We love them and will be sad to see them go, but we know they will find a happy home. Happy cooking from THF!