Balsa has an elegant, clean form, combined with sophisticated balance and ergonomics. This is only achieved utilizing the highest manufacturing skills. The top surface of the knives has a totally flat, clean form. The edges of the handles are finished with delicate radii to ensure good ergonomics but still allowing for the flat handle sections to reflect simplistic modernism back to the user. The knives have an unexpected choil on the underside of the handles which allows for a dramatic reduction in gauge thickness. This enables us to achieve the refined weight and balance. The pattern has deliberately elongated and slender looking fork heads and spoon bowls to enable the diner to pick up smaller food portion sizes, this allows the diner to really think about the tastes & textures chef has created.