There is no denying the high cuteness factor of this set of kitchen knives! La Fourmi did a great job when they packaged together knives that have been found in just about every kitchen drawer for three generations. Located about 15 km from Thiers, the French kinife capital, La Fourmi's focus is to build basic, dependable cutlery for everyday use: the kind of tools that my Grandma used to peel potatoes, mince garlic, grate carrots, and slice tomatoes. The set includes a vegetable peeler, one serrated knife (4" blade) and two straight edge knives (3" and 2.25" blades). Blades are stainless steel, handles are made of palisander, a dense and hard wood.