Made with the same traditional techniques that were started in the 19th century, this twelve piece stainless steel set brings history to your kitchen table. Each set contains 6 knives and 6 forks that are all 1.5mm gauge, dishwasher safe, rust resistant, and will last a lifetime. Stainless steel handle, mirror-polish Stainless Steel Blades Certificate of Authenticity Care Instructions: We recommend washing your cutlery gently by hand under running hot water and to wipe it off immediately after. However, most of products, apart from those with natural wood handles, are dish-washer safe. It is important to comply with the following instructions: Avoid long washing cycles Open the dish-washer as soon as the cycle is finished Do not leave the knives in the dish-washer for several hours after washing cycle When you take them out of the dishwasher and before putting them away, dry with a soft cloth The Laguiole knife has been used in the south of France for over 200 years. Jean Dubost's family, inspired by the traditional peasant tool, has been crafting the artisan blades since 1920. Surrounded by legend and myth, the Laguiole knife still carries the mark of its ancestors. A bee that is found engraved on all Laguiole products, was originally part of Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial seal. The blade, made of high-grade stainless steel, is stamped, then ground and then polished in over 25 different manual production stages. Recently, the Laguiole mark has expanded to include flatware, wine waiters and cutlery crafted with the same quality and craftsmanship. Trusted and revered in kitchens and restaurants through-out France, the Dubost family is happy for the Laguiole tradition to finally reach this side of the Atlantic. Use this flatware set for special occasions or integrate them into your everyday life. These forks, spoons, and knives are sturdy and lasting and are dishwasher safe.