Bring the French countryside to your kitchen with this stunning Flatware set, a perfect housewarming gift for your favorite host or hostess. Smooth stainless steel blades emerge from a durable handles shaped from locally grown and harvested Boxwood. This item was handmade in the village of Nontron, a region of France where it is believed knife making began in the 13th Century. Using traditional methods, local artisans have produced these precious knives for many generations. The wood-burned patterns on the handles make the knives especially beautiful and unique pieces for your cutlery collection.