The Four Seasons is the most affordable kitchen knives collection by Messermeister. They are die-cut from fine German 1.4116 stainless steel alloy and outfitted with hygienic molded polypropylene handles that are NSF approved. These stain resistant knives are built to be easily resharpened and maintained. The Four Seasons knife series provides a large selection of blade shapes for all specific cutting applications and are expertly crafted by experienced European cutlery artisans. Four season knives are sharpened at 15° degree angle. The blade hardness is 56-57 HRC in by a Rockwell scale.