Knife sets are a wonderful gift for the chef in your life, and they are also an efficient addition to any commercial kitchen. Starter sets—usually including a chef knife, a paring knife, and a boning knife—offer great versatility for the beginner in the kitchen. Larger knife sets typically include a pairing knife, a chef knife, a boning knife, a slicing knife, and a sharpening steel—everything your chef needs to put dinner on the table. Also included with your knife set is a block or a carrying case—perfect for properly storing knives, adding longevity, and reducing the risk of injury. No more rummaging around a drawer, looking for the right knife. Block sets are beautiful on your countertop, and perfect for chefs working in one place, while portable cases are ideal for traveling chefs and caterers. Look for high-carbon, stain resistant blades, and handles that are comfortable, contoured and slip resistant.