The Wüsthof Classic Ikon 12 Piece Block Set includes knives to answer nearly all common kitchen tasks, all housed within an attractive storage block. Consisting of two Paring Knives in 3.5” (4086/9) and 4.5” (4086/12) sizes, four 4.5” Steak Knives (4096), a 6” Carving Knife (4506/16), the 8” Cook’s Knife (4596/20), the 8” Bread Knife (4166), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), the 10” Sharpening Steel (4473) and a 13-slot hard wood storage block (2263), this assortment serves as a diverse collection for the busy family kitchen or budding cooking enthusiast.
For jobs requiring fine control, the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 3.5” Paring and 4.5” Paring knives are versatile blades. Both blades excel at mincing shallots, onions and herbs, as well as paring and peeling. Longer than the paring knives but more narrow than a chef's knife, the 6” Carving knife is perfect for larger cuts of meat, fruit and vegetables, handling small and large mincing, peeling and dicing jobs adeptly and is ideal for anything in between.
For your larger food prep tasks, two distinct blades are at the ready. Utilize the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife for tasks both small and large, for effortless slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping most any kinds of food, meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. The 8” Cook’s knife ranks among the most popular of sizes & styles of knife and is destined to be the knife you reach for the most. For larger jobs that require a serrated edge, use the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Bread knife with its sharp, serrated edge. Perfect for crusty breads and thick, tough rinds, this blade is also well-suited for cakes, fruits, and fried food.
When guests or family are seated for a classic steak dinner, four Classic Ikon 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that slice cleanly without tearing. These knives are versatile enough for both difficult and delicate meats, perfect for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts.
The Kitchen Shears readily handle the more random tasks throughout the kitchen, including cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. With a convenient bone crusher built into the handle, these shears can provide an advantage over stubborn jar lids. Their come-apart design makes maintenance and cleaning a breeze.
Since care and maintenance will keep these fine blades at their sharpest, the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 12 Piece Block Set includes a 10” Sharpening Steel, appropriate for sharpening blades up to 10” long.
Finally, the handsome 13-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments, and offers 2 open slots for additional knives.
Wüsthof’s Ikon series offers the finest features of all Wüsthof blades. Each blade is forged from a single blank of high-carbon stainless steel using Wüsthof’s patented Precision Edge Technology (PEtec). Hand-honed edges are laser-tested for quality and precision, leading to sharper blades with markedly longer edge retention over other knives. These striking and elegant blades offer a double bolster for the ultimate in heft and balance with safe, controlled handling within the modern aesthetic of the handle.
The full tang delivers flawless balance, while the triple-riveted construction permanently secures the blade within the handle. Crafted from a durable, synthetic polymer, the ergonomic handle of the Classic Ikon series is fitted seamlessly for better hygiene. The prestigious trident logo is etched into the handle end with pride, completing each fine Classic Ikon blade as witness to its sublime quality.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 12 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.