J.A. Henckels Four Star series is one of the world's most popular knife lines. Four Star knives were designed and developed in close cooperation with renowned professional chefs. The result was a fully forged knife with a unique molded handle. First introduced in 1976, the Four Star range today is still one of the world's most popular knife series. The Four Star series contains knives for all tasks, including the following open stock knife types: parer, bread, peeling, sandwich, utility, carving, chef's, granton edge slicer, and others. The Four Star series features high impact polypropylene handles that are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. These comfortable, molded handles are break-proof, sanitary, and colorfast. In addition, the super bolster and full rat-tail tang provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance. Four Star knives are also available in a range of block sets and gift sets.