Finally, a children's chef knife! Our youngest, Lia, wants to help in the kitchen, but teaching her how to cut with an adult chef's knife just wasn't going to happen. I tried to find something appropriate to use, and I didn't find anything that really worked. And then I saw this wonderful set. A knife the right size for little hands with a ring to safely put their finger through for a better grip and a blunt tip so they can't hurt themselves as easily. The finger protector allows them to learn how to properly hold a vegetable, but they have their fingers protected from the sharp blade. And it's a real knife, so it cuts the way it's supposed to, just like my chef's knife. A great way to encourage your children to help cook all those wonderful vegetables that you grow!