A very similar set also available at a higher price with Wusthof forged Classic steak knives instead of the Gourmet stamped steak knives.
Wusthof is a family business in their seventh generation of ownership and has been producing knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Wusthof knives are all made in Germany, even their less expansive stamped versions; the only knife producer that can make this claim (some accessories are made elsewhere). All of Wusthof's knives have a lifetime warranty against defects and will provide many years of excellent performance.
The Wusthof Classic line of forged knives is Wusthof's most popular line and we think the most familiar. The Wusthof Classic knives feature ergonomic synthetic black handles with a traditional 3-rivet look.