Cangshan German Steel Knife Block Set
Brass rivets in the handles and a Swiss cheese block gave this Cangshan knife set an Honorable Mention in the 2016 RedDot Awards. It does look pretty nice. Complementing the design details are the solid walnut used to carve the block and teak wood forming the handles of each German Steel blade.
Cangshan makes many series of kitchen knives they describe as a combination of the best "strengths, qualities and beauty of Western and Eastern style knives." In addition to the block, this rustic set includes 5 knives: 8" Chef's; 8" Carving; 8" Bread; 5" serrated utility; and 3-1/2" paring.