The Wüsthof Classic Ikon 22 Piece Block Set is an impressively stocked storage block full of knives to accomplish virtually any food preparation task. Consisting of knives both specialized and multi-purpose, this collection provides a splendid array of tools for serious culinary adventurers.
The set consists of a 3.5” Parer (4086/09), a 4.5” Utility Knife (4086/12), eight 4.5” Steak Knives (4096), a 5” Hollow Edge Santoku (4172), a 5” Serrated Utility Knife (4126), a 5” Boning Knife (4616), a 6” Utility Knife (4506/16), a 6” Cook’s Knife (4596/16), a 7” Hollow Edge Santoku (4176), an 8” Hollow Edge Carving Knife (4504/20), an 8” Bread Knife (4166/20), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4596/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1) and a 10” Sharpening Steel (4473). All housed within a 22-slot Wood Block (7263), this assortment serves as a full and diverse collection for the busy family kitchen or any serious adventurer in cuisine.
For small jobs requiring close, fine control, either the 3.5” Paring Knife or 4.5” Utility Knife are ideal for mincing shallots, onions and herbs, and other peeling, mincing and dicing jobs. For other small-to-medium sized tasks, you’ll have the 5” Hollow Edge Santoku, the 5” Serrated Utility Knife, and the 5” Boning Knife at your fingertips. The Classic Ikon 5” Serrated Utility Knife is helpful for slicing hard salami, bagels and rolls, and super ripe tomatoes, anywhere where a serrated edge is needed. 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. The blade gives you sharp tip for trimming fat and sinew, in addition to cutting tendons. The Classic Ikon 5” Hollow Edge Santoku offers excellent versatility as a Japanese-style Chef’s Knife for cutting, slicing, mincing, dicing, and chopping fish, meats, and vegetables.
Blades that feature a hollow edge create air pockets between the food and blade as it’s used, preventing the more delicate slices of food from sticking to the blade.
For medium-sized tasks that benefit from a little more blade length, the 6” Utility Knife, the 6” Cook’s Knife
and the 7” version of the Hollow Edge Santoku are all at your disposal. The Classic Ikon 6” Utility Knife is longer than a parer but more narrow than a chef’s knife, and with its adaptability manages medium density foods of all kinds. The Classic Ikon 7” Hollow Edge Santoku offers the same versatility as the 5” version, but provides more heft and length for tasks that involve larger foods. The triangular blade of the Classic Ikon 6” Cook’s Knife provides effortless slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing of meats, fruit, vegetables and herbs.
When the table is set for a classic steak dinner for a large family or dinner guests, eight 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” Hollow Edge Carving knife, and the serrated edge of the 8” Bread Knife. The Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife ranks among the most popular blades in both style and size, managing 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 Hollow Edge 8” Carving knife cuts cleanly without tearing or shredding. A perfect companion at holiday dinners or large family meals. When it comes to crusty breads and thick rinds, grab ahold of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Bread knife . Its sharp, serrated edge is also well-suited for tomatoes, cakes, fruits, and fried food.
For the many random tasks to be found around a kitchen, 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, a 10” Sharpening Steel, suitable for sharpening blades up to 10” long is included in the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 22 Piece Block Set. Finally, the handsome 22-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine blades.
Each Classic Ikon blade is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, using Wüsthof’s proprietary Precision Edge Technology (PEtec). Hand-honed edges are laser-tested for quality and precision, resulting in sharper blades with considerably longer edge retention over other knives. The double bolster design of the Classic Ikon series provides a controlled handling experience as well as the ultimate in balance while cutting, slicing, chopping and mincing.
Each specialized knife comes complete with a full tang and triple-riveting in the contoured handle that provides comfort and secure construction. The seamless fitting of the ergonomic handle offers a contemporary aesthetic as well as enhanced hygiene. Each handle is crafted from a durable, synthetic polymer and etched with the renowned trident logo into the handle end.
The cutlery of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 22 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.