Wusthof Gourmet Block Sets : 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. 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. 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 Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended Made in Germany Limited lifetime warranty 10-Piece Set Includes: 2 3/4" trimmer 3" spear point paring knife 4 1/2" utility knife 5" boning knife 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife 8" carving knife 9" sharpening steel kitchen shears 17-slot hardwood block. 16-Piece Set Includes: 3" spear point paring knife 4" utility knife 4 1/2" serrated utility knife 5" boning knife 8" chef's knife 8" bread knife 8" carving knife 9" sharpening steel kitchen shears 6 Gourmet steak knives 17-slot hardwood block
I received this set as a Christmas gift last year and after 20 yrs in food service both military and healthcare I have found these knives to be as good as any higher priced brands. Well balanced, edge retaining, they will provide many years of service to the novice and professional.