Looking sharp.

To hone your culinary skills, start with a solid knife set, like this one designed exclusively for Food52 by R. Murphy -- high-carbon steel blades create the sharpest possible edge, a full tang means perfect balance, and contoured handles provide comfort and ease of use. And as always, craftsmanship is key: the handles are a beautiful reclaimed maple wood. If you've never had the pleasure of owning carbon steel knives, make sure to read the care instructions that come with the knives carefully -- such beautiful blades require different handling than stainless steel to maintain their luster.

8" Chef’s Knife: The most versatile knife in the kitchen -- designed for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing with ease.

Filet Knife: With a long, slim and flexible blade this knife is designed to bone and fillet fish and poultry, though it works just as well for coring fruit and vegetables and slicing citrus.

Paring Knife: This is the knife you want for detail work: trimming, peeling, controlled cuts and slicing small fruits and vegetables.

These knives are made to order. Please allow 7-14 days for production.