This knife block set carries a useful assortment of standard knives for outfitting a kitchen. The set includes a 2-1/2-inch peeling knife, a 4-inch paring knife, a 5-inch serrated utility knife, a 6-inch utility knife, and an 8-inch chef's knife, as well as a 7-inch hollow-edge santoku, an 8-inch bread knife, and a 4-1/2-inch steak knife. A 9-inch sharpening steel keeps their edges in order, and a pair of kitchen shears to snip herbs, flowers, or string is also included. Everything stores neatly in the attractive natural hardwood block.
The knives feature high-carbon, stainless-steel blades that have been stamped from one piece of metal. The edge is cut by laser for a more consistent angle on the blade and hand-honed for sharpness. Blades have also undergone Henckels's Friodur ice-hardening process, which further strengthens them and protects from discoloration. The ergonomically designed traditional-style polymer handles are securely fastened to the balanced full tangs with three rivets. Handles seamlessly encase the tangs on these knives so no food particles can ever become trapped in a gap. Twin Signature knives are all dishwasher-safe (although Henckels recommends washing by hand) and are covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde
What's in the Box
2-1/2-inch peeling knife, 4-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 6-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef's knife, 7-inch hollow-edge santoku, 8-inch bread knife, 4-1/2-inch steak knife, 9-inch sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a hardwood block.
J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 11pc Block Set contains the following: 2 1/2-inch Peeler, 4-inch Parer, 5-inch Serrated Utility, 6-inch Utility, 8-inch Chef's, 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku, 8-inch Bread, 4 1/2-inch Steak, Kitchen Shears, 9-inch Steel, Hardwood