The Wüsthof Classic Series 18-Piece Knife and Block Set has the knives for the home and professional cook, neatly stored in a custom made 17-Slot Storage Block.
The complete set includes a 3 1/2” Paring Knife, 4 1/2” Utility Knife, Six 4 1/2" Steak Knives, 5” Serrated Utility Knife, 5” Hollow Edge Santoku, 6” Utility Knife, 6” Straight Meat Fork, 8” Bread Knife, 8” Hollow Edge Carving Knife, 8” Cook’s Knife, 10” Steel, Come-Apart Kitchen Shears and 17-Slot Block.
A hollow-edge knife has an edge that is ground, this edge is easier to sharpened and maintain a straight edge. This set includes two hollow-edge knives, the Santoku and a carving knife. The Santoku (Japanese for 3 virtues or 3 uses) knife is a general purpose knife with a design originating in Japan. The Santoku is perfect for 3 tasks -- slicing, dicing and mincing.
The set also includes two serrated knives -- the 5" utility knife for cutting foods with thick exteriors but soft, delicate interiors, such as tomatoes and sausages and 8" general purpose bread knife. The serrations also make it ideal for cutting into such breads as biscuits and rolls.
Wüsthof knives are forged from a single blank of high carbon no-stain steel, a specially alloyed steel. Quality made in Solingen, Germany. Wüsthof knives are created using 40 manufacturing steps from forging to tempering, to grinding and polishing.