The Wüsthof Classic 14 Piece Block Set is an attractive storage block filled with knives to answer nearly any culinary need. Consisting of a 3” Straight Paring Knife (4000), a 3.5” Paring Knife (4066/9), a 4.5” Utility Knife (4066/12), four 4.5” Steak Knives (4068), a 5” Serrated Utility Knife. (4110), a 6” Utility Knife (4522/16), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4582/20), an 8” Bread Knife (4149), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4461/23) and a 13-slot hard wood storage block (2263), this assortment serves as a diverse collection for the busy family kitchen or any adventurer in cuisine.
For jobs requiring fine control, three blades are at the ready: Reach for the Wüsthof Classic 3.5” Paring for mincing shallots, onions and herbs, or for the 3” Straight paring knife when you need close, fine control over peeling, mincing and dicing. Longer than the paring knives but more narrow than a chef's knife, the 4.5” Utility knife deftly handles small and medium mincing, peeling or dicing jobs.
For medium-sized tasks, you’ll have the 6” Utility Knife or the 5” Serrated Utility Knife at your disposal. Each of these blades is small enough for detailed tasks, but longer to handle medium sized foods. Easily slicing larger cuts of meat, fruits, and vegetables, these blades are still small and deft enough to use for peeling. Use the serrated 5” Utility for tomatoes, bread, sandwiches and more, any situation where the serrated edge will help break through a rough exterior and leave delicate food interiors uncrushed.
When the family or guests are seated for a classic steak dinner, four 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that ensure clean slices without tearing. These knives perfect for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts, and are versatile enough for both difficult and delicate meats.
For the more sizable food prep tasks, choose between the triangular 8” Cook’s Knife and the serrated edge of the 8” Bread Knife. Ranking among the most popular of knives in both style and size, the Cook’s Knife can be utilized for tasks both small and large, effortlessly slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. For crusty breads, thick rinds and other larger jobs that require a serrated edge, grab ahold of the Wüsthof Classic 8” Bread knife. Its sharp, serrated edge is also suitable for cakes, fruits, and fried food.
The Kitchen Shears manage many miscellaneous preparation tasks, including cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. The shears can provide an advantage over stubborn jar lids with the bone crusher built into the handle, and feature a come-apart design to make cleaning and maintenance a breeze.
Care and maintenance is important to keep these fine blades at their sharpest, and so the Wüsthof Classic 14 Piece Block Set includes a 9” Sharpening Steel, appropriate for sharpening blades up to 9” long.
Finally, the handsome 13-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments.
Each forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, blades of the Classic series are created using Wüsthof’s proprietary Precision Edge Technology (PEtec). The hand-honed edges are then laser-tested for quality and precision, which leads to sharper blades with appreciably longer edge retention than most other knives. These striking and elegant blades offer the ultimate in balance and a safe, controlled handling experience. The bolster of the Wüsthof Classic series knives provides optimal protection during use.
With a full tang and triple-riveting, each specialized knife is completed with a contoured handle that provides comfort and a permanently secure construction. The handles of the Wüsthof Classic series are each molded from a durable, synthetic polymer, and proudly display the distinguished trident logo.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic 14 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.