A practical starter set from Mundial of Brazil, this selection of four knives, sharpening steel and kitchen shears comes with a ten slot hardwood block and a limited lifetime warranty. To fill the extra slots you’ll definitely need Mundial knives with these same distinctive polyacetal full tang handles. Other knives will fit, but only the Mundial 5100 series will match.
The four knives in the set include chef’s knife and paring knife with plain edges, and bread knife and utility knife with serrated edges. The highly polished forged blades and bolsters are strong enough for any of the practical kitchen chores you’ll encounter. For carving or slicing you’ll eventually need to add better choices to the set. Hollow ground carving and santoku knives are available in the same style, but all the Mundial models are built with the same full width bolsters, and that won’t compare to the slicing efficiency of lighter builds.
Mundial makes no specific statement regarding the stain free quality of the ivory white handles, and although I’m sure most foods will clean up simply and easily and leave the knives bright, white, and shining–I’d also expect to encounter something in the kitchen that wouldn’t. The clean look is one of the best features of the set, and keeping it is a gamble.