Wusthof Culinar 10-Piece Profile Knife Block Set
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- Set includes 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
- Blade, bolster, and tang forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel
- Compound tapered blade is laser tested for sharpness and the correct cutting angle
- Ergonomically designed, satin-finish handles sculpted from 18/10 stainless steel
- Hand wash with mild cleanser; lifetime warranty
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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
Top Customer Reviews
The Wusthof Culinar line is an all stainless steel look, rather than a black handle. Although the picture and some descriptions want you to think this is a single piece knife, be advised that the hand is a separate piece of stainless steel molded onto the tang. I personally prefer the handle of the Grand Prix and Classic, because the grip is surer for me, but this is, to some extent, a matter of personal preference. This series "looks" more professional to some (like a Viking stove).
This set includes an 8 inch chef's knife, a 3 ½ inch paring knife, a 6 inch sandwich knife, 8 inch bread, a 5 inch salami, a 2 ¾ inch trimming knife, a sharpening steel, and an oak block
The 8 inch chef's knife is a great knife. Wusthof offers four sizes of chef's knives in the Classic version, 5, 6, 8 and 10 inch. For most home cooks, I think the 8 inch knife is the best choice. The 6 inch is a bit small for bigger jobs, but the 10 inch is too big for most jobs. While the 8 inch isn't perfect for all uses, if you are only buying one size chef's knife (and most people only buy one), this is the one I would recommend.
As for the 3 ½ inch paring knife, this knife falls into the category of overkill for me. Most cooks will get by just fine with the 4 ½ inch utility knife. There is really no notable difference in size for the vast majority of applications between the 3 ½ inch paring knife and the 4 ½ inch utility knife. I prefer the 4 ½ inch utility knife, but the 3 ½ inch paring knife will do the trick.Read more ›
Curious, I picked up the unusual knife. It didn't feel like simply picking up a knife, though. Rather, it was as if the hilt molded itself to my hand, becoming an integral part of me rather than a mere implement. Despite the different look - at the time a major negative to a traditionalist like myself - I found myself considering buying it, in preference even to a traditional knife that would match the rest of my set.
When asked, the salesman stated, incorrectly, that the knife did not have a full length tang - and so I did not buy the knife on that day. I found out later that the blade - of the same high carbon stainless steel as Wusthof's traditional blades - has a tang that reaches nearly to the pommel end of the 18/10 stainless steel handle, where it is secured by a rivet embossed with the Wusthof trident.
I did not buy that knife on that day, but when it came time for me to upgrade my steak knives, I chose Culinar knives over all alternatives, despite the greater expense. I also dreamed of upgrading my kitchen knives to the Culinar line - to a set like this one - though I doubted I could ever justify the cost.
So what is in this set? Two pieces are not knives: the block and the sharpening steel.Read more ›
The balance in the handle is excellent. It is really easy to use these knives because they do not put much strain on the wrist. The handles grip well. The knives clean easily. The only problem is that it will be hard for other knives to ever satisfy you after you've used these.
My biggest complaint was with the company which sells them through Amazon.com. Macy's shipped the order with a knife missing and over a month later I still do not have the knife from Macy's. Macy's has handled the problem incompetently, promising repeatedly to ship the knife "soon" and failing to do so. I may yet return the knives for that reason.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use my Wusthof knives daily. The were a great purchase. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a really good set of kitchen knives. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Charles Jones
These knives have amazing balance and they are beautifully sharp! I also feel like they were worth every penny and the Lifetime Warranty is awesome as well. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by N. Davis
They were a gift for Xmas. I wanted a new set of knives, but was not expecting anything as nice as these. They are incredible, and have a very nice feel and balance... Read morePublished on January 9, 2009 by J. Lambo
I gave this set to my boyfriend for xmas (he's been wanting a nice set of knives for awhile) and he LOVES them. Very good quality. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by H Och
...the tang and handle ARE one piece, in all Wüsthof knives. They are also in a completely different category than Henckel, and the two no longer directly compete as Henckel... Read morePublished on January 19, 2003 by Amazon Customer