KERSHAW EMERSON KITCHEN KNIVES BUILD QUALITY AND DESIGN
The Emerson 3-piece Cook’s set includes three staples of the kitchen: a 7-3/4 inch chef’s knife, a 4-1/4 inch paring knife, and a 7-1/4 inch bread knife.
The blades are DIN 1.4116 stainless steel. This is European steel whose components seems to fall in the neighborhood of 420HC. It’s a mid-grade stainless sharpened to a 16° cutting angle on both sides. Kershaw claims the knife uses a full-tang across the length of the handle, but it’s hidden. The glass-filled nylon handles are textured along the sides and smooth across the top and bottom.