The Wüsthof Classic Ikon 16 Piece Block Set is an attractive storage block filled with knives to answer nearly any culinary need. Consisting of a 3.5” Parer (4086/9), six 4.5” Steak Knives (4096/12), a 5” Hollow Edge Santoku (4172/14), a 5” Sausage Knife (4126/14), a 6” Carving Knife (4506/16), an 8” Carving Knife (4506/20), an 8” Bread Knife (4166/20), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4596/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1) and a 10” Sharpening Steel (4473/26), all housed within a 17-slot Wood Block, this assortment serves as a diverse collection for the busy family kitchen or any adventurer in cuisine.
For small jobs requiring close, fine control, choose the 3.5” Paring Knife for mincing shallots, onions and herbs, and other peeling, mincing and dicing jobs.
For medium-sized tasks that benefit from a little more blade length, the 5” Sausage Knife, 6” Carving knife and the Japanese-style 5” Hollow Edge Santoku are all at your disposal. Reach for the Classic Ikon 5” Sausage Knife when a serrated edge is helpful - for slicing hard salami, bagels and rolls, and super ripe tomatoes.The Classic Ikon 6” Carving Knife offers a straight edge and prevents shredding and tearing while slicing meats of all kinds. The Classic Ikon 5” Hollow Edge Santoku cuts, slices, minces, dices, and chops fish, meats, and vegetables. The blade’s hollow edge creates air pockets between the food and blade, preventing the more delicate slices of food from sticking to the blade as it’s used.
When the table is set for a classic steak dinner for family or guests, six Classic Ikon 4.5” Steak Knives offer sharp piercing blades that ensure clean slices without tearing. Versatile enough for both difficult and delicate meats, these knives are perfect for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops, and roasts.
For the more sizable kitchen chores, you’ll have three distinct blades to choose from: the triangular 8” Cook’s Knife, the straight blade of the 8” carving knife, and the serrated edge of the 8” Bread Knife. Ranking among the most popular blades in both style and size, the Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife manages tasks both small and large, effortlessly slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. For carving and slicing larger birds, roasts, barbecued beef and ham, the blade of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Carving knife cuts cleanly without tearing or shredding. A perfect companion at holiday dinners or large family meals. When a serrated edge is necessary, such as with crusty breads and thick rinds, grab ahold of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Bread knife. Its sharp, serrated edge is also well-suited for cakes, fruits, and fried food.
For the many miscellaneous preparation tasks, the Kitchen Shears cut fins or flowers, release foods from twine and packaging, and snip fresh herbs. The shears can also lend an advantage over stubborn jar lids with a bone crusher built into the handle, and feature a come-apart design to make cleaning and maintenance a breeze.
To keep these fine blades at their sharpest, the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 16 Piece Block Set includes a 10” Sharpening Steel, appropriate for sharpening blades up to 10” long. Finally, the handsome 17-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine blades, and has 2 open slots for additional knives.
Each forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, blades of the Classic Ikon series are created using Wüsthof’s proprietary Precision Edge Technology (PEtec). The hand-honed edges are then laser-tested for quality and precision, leading to sharper blades with appreciably longer edge retention than most other knives. The double bolster design of these knives provides a controlled handling experience as well as the ultimate in balance while cutting, slicing, chopping and mincing.
With a full tang and triple-riveting, each specialized knife comes complete with a contoured handle that provides comfort and secure construction. The shells of the ergonomic, contemporary handle are seamlessly fitted for enhanced hygiene. Each handle is molded from a durable, synthetic polymer and finished with the renowned trident logo etched proudly into the end of each handle.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 16 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.