Coming in a 15-slot walnut block, this Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 7-Piece Knife and Block Set includes a pair of stainless steel kitchen shears, an Ikon wood care kit, a 10 inch sharpening steel, and four staple knives. Regular care for the wood with this kit combined with regular honing with the steel can make this knife set last a lifetime in ideal condition.
Forged from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel, the blade of the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Paring Knife is tapered, allowing it to be extremely versatile and a kitchen staple. The 3.5 inch cutting edge is ideal for any task ranging from mincing to slicing and can also be used to cut or clean vegetables.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Utility knife is longer than a paring knife but narrower than a chef's knife, allowing it to be a highly versatile kitchen staple. It easily slices larger cuts of meat, fruits, and vegetables, while still being small enough to peel. The ideal sandwich knife, it can cut medium-density foods of all types.
The blade of the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Bread knife is serrated to easily slice through thick crust without damaging delicate insides of foods. Capable of cutting the largest of loaves, the knife also works for cakes, fruits, and fried food. Its triangular tip helps make it versatile enough for these various tasks.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Cook's knife is extremely versatile. The front section of the blade is best for smaller jobs, while the rest is perfect for larger ones. Ideal for cutting almost anything, such as meat, vegetables, fruit, and herbs, this knife is capable of slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping with ease. It is an indispensable, all-purpose knife for any kitchen. The 8 inch size is suited for medium-large foods and cooking for families, and it is the most popular size of the most popular knife style.
Laser testing ensures each hand-honed cutting edge is 30% sharper and better at maintaining blade precision than most knives. Being of the Ikon line, this knife is a combination of the best features from all of Wusthof's lines. The weighted, double bolster provides ultimate balance and cutting control while still creating an impressively elegant appearance. Allowing for easy sharpening of the entire blade, the precision forward bolster also makes it possible to utilize the full blade's length while cutting. A contoured, ergonomically-designed handle complete with a full tang and triple-riveting allows for comfort as well as permanent security. Featuring the classic Wusthof logo, the handle is also made from African Blackwood. Being the world's densest wood and also one of the world's hardest, this wood expands and contracts far less than other woods. The farming of all African Blackwood is controlled by the local government and restricted to a small allotment.
Each Wusthof knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.