Nice set of 5 sturdy cheese knives decorated with Delft blue tulips and birds from Holland. A perfect gift for a "real" cheese lover.
Delftware or Delft pottery, also known as Delft Blue is a general term now used for Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, a form of faience. Most of it is blue and white pottery, and the city of Delft in the Netherlands is the major centre of production of these items.
Here is what each of these knives are actually for:
The broad knife
Seems a bit like a putty knife. Suitable for hard cheeses such as an old Cheddar or Parmesan cheese. Insert the knife into the cheese and press it down. The sharp edge is at the front.
The thin knife
This knife is also flat, and is for semi-hard cheeses such as an Edam. This knife has a cutting edge on both sides.
Round and pointed knife
This knife can be used to spread, but can also be put into a somewhat harder cheese.
This is to pick up already cut piece of cheese or to break up crumbling cheeses.
The long knife
Suitable for cutting and smearing soft cheeses.