Elegant satin-finish handles sculpted from 18/10 stainless steel distinguish Culinar cutlery from Wüsthof's other cutlery lines. Otherwise Culinar 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.
The eight kitchen knives in this set provide a cook with a variety of cutting edges: an 8-inch cook's knife for rocking through chopping and mincing tasks; an 8-inch carving knife for meats and poultry; an 8-inch serrated bread knife for crusty loaves; a 6-inch sandwich knife and a 4-1/2-inch utility knife for myriad slicing and cutting needs; a 5-inch serrated salami/tomato knife with a pronged tip; a 5-inch boning knife; and a 3-1/2-inch paring knife. The set also includes a 9-inch sharpening steel for keeping knife edges aligned and a maple block to store everything on the counter within reach. Like all fine cutlery, the knives should be hand washed. --Fred Brack
What's in the Box
8-inch cook's, 8-inch carving, 8-inch bread, 5-inch salame, 6-inch sandwich, 4-1/2-inch utility, 5-inch boning, 3-1/2-inch paring, 9-inch sharpening steel, 9-slot maple block
The Wusthof Culinar 7 piece Block set comes with every every knife you will need to accomplish you cutting tasks. The set includes a 3.5" parer for peeling and paring, a 4.5" Utility is the perfect size for small slicing jobs, the 8" bread knife is the right size for those crusty loaves of bread. The 8" carver makes fine clean slices of meat as well as a 8" Cooks knife to be used for chopping, as well as dicing. The set comes with a 9 slot block to store your Culinar knives and a 9" honing steel to keep your knives sharp and ready to use. Wusthof Culinar knives are made in "The Cutlery Capital of the World", Solingen Germany. 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, 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 still be able to be maintained in your home kitchen.