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Wusthof Gourmet 2-Piece Starter Knife Set

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2-Piece Chef Set
  • Set includes an 4-Inch utility for peeling and slicing and an 8-Inch cooks for chopping and mincing
  • Tough POM handle with full tang and traditional three rivets
  • Laser tested edge for uniform cutting and long-lasting sharp edge
  • The Solingen name stamped on wusthof knives validates that your knife was crafted and originated from "the cutlery capital of the world" Solingen Germany
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Size: 2-Piece Chef Set
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004U8QDZO
  • Item model number: 9654
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,820 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 2-Piece Chef Set

Styled after the classic Japanese cook's knife, this 7-inch hollow cut Santoku knife from Wusthof's Gourmet line is just right for preparing a wide range of cuisines--from fine Asian to modern American. The hollow edge creates pockets of air, which prevent extra thin or soft slices from sticking to the blade. Wusthof's Gourmet line of knives 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. Like all fine cutlery, the knives should be hand washed. They're backed by a lifetime warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Gourmet series
Gourmet Series
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Gourmet Cutlery Series

In the culinary world variety and preparing something outstanding is the key to success. Due to this, Wusthof offers more than 350 different kinds of knives to be able to provide the perfect knife for everyone. No matter which kind of blade and handle shape you are thinking of--Wusthof has the right knife for all your needs.

Types of Blades

The Right Blade for Every Purpose

The edge is the business end of a knife. It is skillfully honed by hand and incredibly sharp. For different cutting tasks different blade shapes and edges are recommended.

The Differences:

Straight-edge blade: The straight edge allows a smooth and clean cut. When carving no fibres are torn out of the meat. This edge can be used for firm and soft food like meat, vegetables and fruit.

Serrated-edge blade: The wavy or serrated edge allows an easy cut through crusty food like a traditional roast and crispy bread.

Hollow-edge blade: When cutting an air pocket is created between the hollow edge and the slice. This prevents the food from sticking to the blade and allows for finer slices.

Laser technology cuts steel into precise shapes. View larger.

Modern Manufacturing

With modern manufacturing techniques, Wusthof is using laser cutting to craft its stamped knives. Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut steel in precise shapes. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the steel being cut. The material then burns away, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

The remaining processes are similar to the manufacturing of forged knives.

Automated steps ensure precise results.
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Stamped knives are usually thinner, lighter and lack a little of the balance of forged knives; therefore, requiring a firmer grip and more pressure when chopping and mincing. They are usually priced lower than forged cutlery, because the process can be performed at incredible speeds and reduced labor and material costs. Today, high-quality stamped knives deliver excellent cutting and ability and light-weight maneuverability favored by some cooks.

Precisely cut with the latest state-of-the-art laser technology
  • A wide assortment offers you knives for all purposes
  • For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts
  • Manufactured from one piece of steel (Chrom Molybdenum Vanadium)
  • Extraordinary sharpness is easy to maintain
  • Comfortable synthetic full-tang handle for all blades longer than 12 cm
  • Made in Solingen, Germany
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cleaning & Storage

Proper care for long-lasting cooking enjoyment

If you value your tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel.


For proper storage we recommend the following options:

  • Knife blocks in a variety of shapes, colors and configurations. The handy knife block provides protection for your blades as well as a visual compliment to your kitchen decor.
  • Magnet Bars in wood, synthetic material or aluminum. Two extra strong magnet segments provide a safe, easily visible and space-saving storage option.
  • Cook's cases in rolls and briefcase styles. This is the ideal method for professionals to store and transport their tools safely.

High-Quality Manufacturing: Then and Now

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About Wusthof

A Tradition of Quality Since 1814

Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty first century production methods.

In addition to knives, Wusthof offers an assortment of cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo--a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality.

A Commitment to the Environment

Wusthof applies sustainable practices to their production facilities: Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to their manufacturing facility, they clean and reuse water to reduce water usage, and they reuse scrap materials rather than creating waste.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very happy with this knife set.
This is the best knife to try from Wusthof before committing to a set.
So sharp and feels great in the hand.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Bret on February 11, 2010
Size Name: 8 Inch
The Wusthof Gourmet knives are "stamped" out of a larger sheet of metal. The Wusthof Classic knives are "forged" and are therefore much stronger, more durable, and stay sharp longer. They also feel a bit heavier and thicker to me, which makes cutting easier. They're more expensive, but are worth it in my opinion. There is also a bolster (the thick metal portion joining the handle and the blade, which adds weight and balance and keeps the cook's hand from slipping) on the Classic Chef knife whereas this Gourmet Chef knife simply has a handle that curves into a finger guard, which is not quite as good.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Thomas on February 3, 2011
Size Name: 8 Inch
I've been buying and using Wusthof and Henckels knives for more than 40 years and thought I would add my 2 cents worth. Traditionally, non-stainless high-carbon blades were considered essential for the highest quality knives. Advances in stainless alloys have negated this tradition to the extent that it is hard to find a non-stainless high quality knife. Traditionally, drop forged was considered to be much superior to stamped for blades. To my knowledge, no Wusthof or Henckels knife is now fully drop forged. One can watch the knife making process online at both Wusthof and Henckels. The knives are formed from strip sheet metal spooled on a roll. Only a small portion of the knife blade is heated red hot and compressed and forged to form the bolster for the "forged" knife. The blades are then stamped to form their shape. The blades are then ground, tempered, and sharpened. These are very high quality knives, make no mistake; however, they are not necessarily better than this knife. With the price of the 4562/20, I presume the same alloy, grinding, and tempering process is use. If so, the only difference between it and the higher grades are the largely cosmetic difference because of the bolster and possibly a difference in the balancing. Henckels in particular has started producing knives in China; however, they state that the blades use German metal. As the manufacture of knives at Wusthof and Henckels is mostly automated except for finish grinding and sharpening, there should not be a significant quality difference depending on location of manufacture.

Further, some people note sharpness differences on new knives. These differences can be attributed to manufacturing concerns as opposed to quality concerns.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Marks on December 6, 2011
Size Name: 8 Inch
I'm a huge fan of the Wusthoff Gourmet chef's knife.

The bolster is narrow, meaning it's easy to pinch the knife between forefinger and thumb at the base of the blade. There is no heel on this knife either, meaning you can use the full length of the blade for cutting, and it's easier to sharpen and hone. The tang extends all the way to the end of the handle, providing weight and strength. (If you don't know what these terms mean, google: chef's knife anatomy")

As others have mentioned, this is a pressed steel knife, meaning it's lighter weight, and will supposedly not hold an edge as well as forged steel knives. That said, I have a 5 year old Wusthof Gourmet chef's knife that I use all the time. It is well balanced, and I sharpen it annually along with my forged knives. With regular honing, this knife seems to keep it's edge just as well as my more expensive knives.

I highly recommend Wusthof Gourmet knives for budget shoppers, or chefs that don't demand the top of the line tools, but just need something that works.

Personally, I like the gourmet line better than forged knives because the light weight means I can chop quickly and tirelessly, and the narrow bolster allows me to grip it how I like, which is impossible with other mid-range or high end knives.

Choosing between sizes, I recommend the 6" or 8" length, depending on the size of your hands and what you're chopping. My wife is 5'2" and loves the 6" knife. I'm 5'8" and prefer an 8" chef's knife.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By BookNerd78 on February 8, 2010
Size Name: 8 Inch Verified Purchase
I have been wanting a Wusthof knife of my own for a long time but was always put off by the price. Most places I shopped for kitchen implements only sold these amazing knives in sets starting at $300. When I saw this knife for under $60 on Amazon, I had to try it.

It was worth every penny.

This is the best knife to try from Wusthof before committing to a set. I find myself going to this knife again and again when I cook because it has yet to fail me. I will say now to be careful when you first use it as I shaved one of my fingernails down when getting Top Chef zealous in the kitchen. Wusthof knives are the sharpest and most precise I've used. And this one is a perfect multi-purpose knife to have in the kitchen.

I look forward to purchasing more Wusthof knives to create my own set. If you're thinking about purchasing, do yourself a favor and get it. A great knife at a decent price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Beswick VINE VOICE on May 18, 2012
Size Name: 8 Inch
This is an excellent knife for the price, especially considering that the same item at the local Williams & Sonoma was considerably more expensive. The blade is extremely sharp, the grip is easy to handle and 8" is about the right length to quickly chop vegetables.

I managed to destroy a set of expensive knives by putting them repeatedly in the dishwasher. After going on a knife skills course at Whole Foods, I now know how to look after a knife properly so I'm slowing building up a set of Wusthof blades. I'm following the advice of keeping the knife wrapped in a small towel, washing by hand and sharpening on a stone every 3 months. After nearly a year of usage, the knife still looks brand new and the blade has retained its original sharpness.
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