Nontron knives have been made by hand in the same tiny village in southwestern France since the 16th century — they run the oldest continuously-operating cutlery in the country, so safe to say they've perfected the tradition by now. Each knife is created by a single craftsman who oversees the entire 40-step process from start to finish. This is a set of six everyday steak knives with yatagan-style, stainless steel blades that curve slightly forward. The handles are made from decades-old, locally-grown boxwood that air-dries for five years before being hand-shaped, sanded, and burned with signature Nontronnaise patterns. A great way to bring some French country vibes to your tabletop or kitchen... or someone else's! These make a perfect where-did-you-get-that host gift.