The Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8 Piece Block Set is a nicely filled set of six kitchen essentials housed within a handsome storage solution, consisting of a 3.5” Paring Knife (4086/9), a 4.5” Utility Knife (4086/12), a 6” Sandwich Knife (4506/16), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4596/20), an 8” Bread Knife (4166/20), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4473) and 15-slot hard wood storage block (2265). This collection of knives serves as a nicely stocked assortment for any budding culinary enthusiast.
For mincing shallots, onions or herbs, both the Classic Ikon 3.5” Paring knife and the Classic Ikon 4.5” Utility knife are ready for the task at hand. Each blade excels at cutting and cleaning vegetables as well. Longer than a paring knife but narrower than a chef's knife, the Classic Ikon 6” Utility Sandwich Knife is a vital tool for any chef that easily slices through medium density foods of all kinds, including sandwiches, larger cuts of meat, fruits, and vegetables, while still being small and adept enough for peeling.
A necessity for any kitchen, the blade of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife ranks among the most popular of blade sizes & styles. The long blade nicely manages larger cutting slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping chores for meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. For crusty breads and tough rinds that require a serrated edge, the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8” Bread knife is the perfect choice, additionally excelling with tomatoes, cakes, fruits, and fried food.
The Kitchen Shears assist with the more random of kitchen tasks, such as cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, and snipping fresh herbs. Utilize the bone crusher that’s built into the handle for extra leverage against stubborn jar lids. These shears are easy to clean and maintain, with a come-apart design for effortless disassembly.
The 9” Sharpening Steel helps to keep your blades performing at their best for years to come. This sharpening steel is long enough for use with blades up to 9” in length.
Finally, a beautiful 15-slot wood block houses and protects these fine instruments, with 10 slots remaining open to accommodate an expanding collection.
Beginning with a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, Wüsthof forges each blade in the Classic Ikon series using their patented Precision Edge Technology (PEtec). To safeguard Wüsthof’s renowned quality, the hand-honed edges are laser tested, the end result producing sharper blades with markedly longer edge retention. 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.
These specialized blades come complete with a full tang and triple-riveted construction for comfort and security. For enhanced hygiene, the shells of the ergonomic, contemporary handle are fitted seamlessly. Each handle is molded from a durable, synthetic polymer and finished with the renowned trident logo etched into each handle’s end with pride.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.