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
My wife and I received these knives as a wedding gift. I do most of the cooking and this was my first "real" set of knives. I previously worked from my hodge-podge collection of bachelor's-grade cutlery. Most of which was hand-me-downs. These knives are remarkably sharper then what I was previously used to. For the first time I felt like I had the tools to prepare meals similar to what I would see on a cooking show. They hold an edge quite well. I received a Wustoff Ikon sharpener this Christmas and gave the knives their first real sharpening, about 14 months after first using them. Most only required a light honing of the blade. I am thrilled with this set and added a butcher's knife to the block along with the steak knives. No more serrated knives to tear my meat apart! Highly recommended to anybody looking to make a kitchen investment that will pay off for years to come.