Wusthof Gourmet 18-Piece Block Set : The Wusthof Gourmet line features a precision-stamped blade of high-carbon stainless-steel that sharpens easily and holds its edge. The compression rivets securely attach the high-impact handles to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. The come-apart kitchen shears feature bevel- and serrated-edge blades of high-carbon stainless-steel to cut apart chicken, snip herbs and cut parchment paper. Using the adjustable gripper teeth below the handles, this tool also opens jar lids and bottle caps. The handles on these shears pull apart to clean and sharpen blades. 17-slot hardwood block. Lifetime manufacturer warranty on cutlery. 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 21st century production methods. Product Features Precision-stamped blades of high-carbon stainless-steel ensures long-lasting sharpness Stainless-steel blades resist rust and stains Ergonomically designed knife handles offer a smooth, comfortable grip ABS polymer handles are resistant to high heat and high impact Handles are triple-riveted to a stainless-steel full tang for better balance and maneuverability. 18-Piece Set Includes: 2 1/2" flat parer 3" parer 2 1/4" peeling knife 4 1/2" utility knife 4 1/2" serrated utility knife 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife 8" carving knife 6, 4 1/2" steak knives 9" sharpening steel come-apart kitchen shears 17-slot hardwood block
This knife set was purchases as a Christmas gift for a very dear friend who was always complaining about the knives she was having to use. You should have seen the expression on her face when she opened the box and saw the knife set. She used it the next day to prepare Christmas dinner for friends and family and couldn't have been happier with the performance of the knives. Kudos to Chef's Catalog for offering a great gift.