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For the home cooking enthusiast, the Wüsthof Gourmet 14-Piece Deluxe Knife Block Set offers a full range of knives, including a 2-3/4-inch straight edge paring knife, 3-inch paring knife, 4.5-inch utility knife, 8-inch bread knife, 8-inch cook’s knife, 9-inch sharpening steel, come-apart kitchen shears, six steak knives, and a 17-slot beechwood block. Wüsthof, a seventh generation family business, has been making precison-forged knives in Germany since 1814. This Gourmet set is laser stamped from high carbon, stain-resistant steel that sharpens easily, and it’s tempered to hold its edge. Each blade is laser tested to ensure a precise and even cutting angle. Synthetic handles are compression riveted to the full tang of the blade. For best care, hand washing is recommended. Wüsthof knives carry a lifetime warranty. What’s in the Box 2-3/4-inch paring knife; 3-inch paring knife; 4.5-inch utility knife; 8-inch bread knife; 8-inch cook’s knife; 9-inch sharpening steel; kitchen shears; six steak knives; 17-slot block.
The Wusthof Gourmet 14piece block set includes the 2.75" straight parer for your for exact straight edge cutting of doughs and pastrys. The 3inch parer is a must have knife for all you peeling and paring of fruits and vegatables. The 4.5" utility is useful for the small slicing jobs on fruits and vegitables. The 8inch Bread knife will handle the crusty loaves of bread and the the 8" cooks is a must for all your chopping and dicing needs. The set also includes the come apart kitchen shear, 9 steel and a 17 slot block. In addition this set has 6 steak knives. Typical stamped knives are punched out like a cookie cutter. Wusthof Gourmet knives are Laser Cut. This intricate manufacturing process is superior to other "cookie cutter" methods as it is more precise and leaves the knives with less distortion. The Gourmet knives use the same steel that is used in our other more expensive knives. Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. The ingredients of this steel are proudly etched on each blade. Wusthof not only uses the best materials to make a fine knife, but it is also crucial that each blade is precisely tempered. This tempering allows the knife to hold its edge for an extremely long time, yet can be maintained in your home kitchen with out the need to be sent away for maintenance. Located in "The Cutlery Capital of the World", Solingen Germany, the Wusthof factory history goes back as far as 1814 when the company was listed with the Duchy of Berg. To this day, the company remains family owned. Each step is performed to exacting standards by skilled German workers aided by the most modern, computer guided equipment. It is this balance of German technology and old world hand craftsmanship that is the secret of how each WÜSTHOF knife is created. Known the world-over for it’s unique and uncompromising quality,