The Wüsthof Classic 26 Piece Block Set is an impressive storage block full of knives to accomplish virtually any food preparation task. Consisting of knives both specialized and multi-purpose, this collection provides a formidable arsenal of tools for serious culinary adventurers.
The set offers a 2.75” Bird’s Beak Peeling knife (4062), a 3.5” Paring Knife (4066/9), a 4.5” Utility Knife (4066/12), eight 4.5” Steak Knives (4068), a 5” Tomato Knife (4109), a 5” Boning Knife (4602), a 6” Straight Meat Fork (4410/16), a 6” Utility Knife (4522/16), a 6” Cook’s Knife (4582/16), a 6” Cleaver (4680/16), a 7” Hollow Edge Santoku (4183), a 7” Flexible Fish Fillet Knife (4550/18), an 8” Carving Knife (4522/20), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4582/20), a 9” Bread Knife (4150), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 10” Wide Cook’s Knife (4584/26), a 10” Sharpening Steel (4473) and a 22-slot hard wood storage block (7259), and looks really good on any countertop!
For jobs requiring fine control, several blades are at the ready: The 2.75” Bird’s Beak is perfect for peeling, cleaning or shaping any fruit or vegetable with a rounded surface. while the Wüsthof Classic 3.5” Paring knife is great for mincing shallots, onions and herbs. The 4.5” or 6” Utility knives both deftly handle small and medium mincing, peeling or dicing jobs. The serrated edge of tomato knife slices the ripest tomatoes as thin as you desire, offers a forked tip that’s great for serving, and can also be used for breads, sandwiches and more.
The 6” Cleaver weighs in at just over 1 lb i(460 grams), readily splitting poultry, disjointing meat, and cutting through ribs. Make short work of winter squash and other tough vegetables with this satisfyingly compact blade. The flat of the blade works well for crushing garlic or for transporting foods from the cutting board. For smaller yet still serious boning jobs, the 5” Boning Knife tapers from the spine for strength and durability, offering a flexible blade with an inward curve designed to excel with separating meat from bone, and a sharp tip for trimming fat and sinew, in addition to cutting tendons. For fish, the narrow and super flexible blade of the Flexible Fish Fillet Knife perfectly molds to the shape of any fish for easy removal of skin, bones, and guts of panfish, like sunfish, perch, bluegills, golden shiners, crappies, and rock bass.
When many guests are expected or a large family is seated for a classic steak dinner, eight 4.5” Steak Knives provide sharp, piercing blades for clean slicing without tearing. While designed with steak in mind, these knives are versatile enough to manage both difficult and delicate meats, and are ideal for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops. If you’re serving large poultry, roasts, barbecued beef and ham for a large dinner, the 8” Carving Knife and the 6” Straight Meat Fork are the ideal accessories.
For other medium- to large-sized prep tasks, the triangular blade of the 6” or 8” Cook’s Knife can be utilized for tasks both small and large. Effortlessly slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs, one of these Cook’s knives will likely become your most-used blade. The 10” Wide Cooks provides extra length and heft for tougher jobs. For crusty breads, thick rinds and other larger jobs that require a serrated edge, the 9” Bread knife is the perfect answer. Its sharp, serrated edge is also suitable for cakes, fruits, and fried food. The Japanese-style Santoku is versatile like a Cook’s knife, excelling with slicing, mincing, dicing, and chopping fish, meats, and vegetables. The 7" blade offers good leverage while cutting larger foods, and offers a hollow edge design that creates air pockets between the food and blade, preventing food from sticking to the blade as it’s used.
The Kitchen Shears cut fins or flowers, release foods from twine and packaging, or snip fresh herbs. With a bone crusher built into the handle, the shears give you an advantage over stubborn jar lids, and feature a come-apart design to make cleaning and maintenance a breeze.
These fine blades require care and maintenance to stay their sharpest, and so the Wüsthof Classic 26 Piece Block Set includes a 10” Sharpening Steel. And finally, the handsome 25-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments.
Using Wüsthof’s proprietary Precision Edge Technology (PEtec), each blade of the Classic series is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. The hand-honed edges are then laser-tested for precision and quality, which results in sharper blades with significantly longer edge retention than most other knives. These striking and elegant blades offer the ultimate in balance as well as a safe, controlled handling experience. The bolster of the Wüsthof Classic series knives provides protection while in use.
With a full tang and triple-riveting, these specialized knives are completed with a contoured handle that provides comfort in addition to a permanently secure construction. The handles of each Wüsthof Classic knife are molded from a durable, synthetic polymer, and proudly display the distinguished trident logo.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic 26 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.