Tough polypropylene handles with full, visible tangs and the traditional three rivets distinguish Classic knives from Wüsthof's other cutlery lines. Otherwise Classic knives are identical to other Wüsthof knives, embodying all the virtues that have earned the German manufacturer world renown. The principal parts of a Wüsthof knife--blade, bolster, and tang--are forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, and the blade is precisely tapered from bolster to tip and from back to hand-honed edge. The blades and beautifully formed bolsters are not as thick as on some knives. As a result, despite their heft, strength, and durability, Wüsthof knives are pleasingly delicate and marvelously balanced in action.
This set equips a serious cook with nearly every cutting edge imaginable--there are 14 kitchen knives and eight 4-1/2-inch steak knives--plus a 10-inch sharpening steel to keep their edges aligned, tough kitchen shears, a 6-inch serving fork, and a 25-slot oak block to store everything on the counter within reach. The kitchen knives include a 2-3/4-inch peeling knife, a 3-1/2-inch paring knife, a 4-1/2-inch utility knife, a 5-inch tomato knife, a 5-inch boning knife, a 9-inch bread knife, a 6-inch sandwich knife, a 7-inch flexible fillet knife, a 5-inch cook's knife, a 6-inch cook's knife, an 8-inch cook's knife, a 10-inch cook's knife, an 8-inch carving knife, and a 6-inch cleaver. These knives should be hand washed. --Fred Brack
What's in the Box
5-, 6-, 8-, 10-inch cook's; 2-3/4-inch peeling; 3-1/2-inch paring; 4-1/2-inch utility; 5-inch tomato, 5-inch boning; 9-inch bread; 6-inch sandwich; 7-inch flexible fillet; 8-inch carving; 6-inch cleaver, eight steak knives, sharpening steel, kitchen shears, 25-slot oak block
The comprehensive selection of knives in the wusthof classic 26-piece set includes a 2-3/4 bird beak parer, 3-1/2-Inch parer, 4-1/2-Inch utility, eight 4-1/2-Inch steak knives, 5-Inch tomato, 5-Inch boning, 6-Inch fork, 6-Inch utility, 6-Inch meat cleaver, 7-Inch santoku, 7-Inch fillet knife, 9-Inch bread knife and 8-Inch cooks knife, 8 inc carving knife, 10-Inch wide cooks knife, a 10-Inch honing steel as well as kitchen shears and a 25 slot storage block the set makes a lasting and meaningful gift for newlyweds and chefs of all abilities. Wusthof classic knives are precision forged from a single-piece of exceptional quality German steel alloy. The edges of these knives are razor sharp using our laser guided peptic sharpening technology. Our exceptional quality German steel alloy is featured in all our quality knives. Our unique steel alloy is specially tempered to be durable as well as allowing for extended edge retention. As a result, wusthof knives are not too hard and brittle and can easily be given an edge in your own kitchen. For nearly 200-year wusthof has been crafting fine cutlery in, "the cutlery capital of the world, " Solingen Germany. At wusthof we proudly etch the name of Solingen Germany right onto our knives. This is a privilege not granted to all knife manufactures as strict rules of origin apply. We treasure our nearly 200-year German tradition and are proud to represent the city of Solingen. Family owned and operated by the wusthof family since 1814.