The Wüsthof Classic 20 Piece Block Set is an attractive storage block filled with knives to answer virtually any culinary need. Consisting of a 3.5” Paring Knife (4066/9), a 4.5” Utility Knife (4066/12), eight 4.5” Steak Knives (4068), a 6” Utility Knife (4522/16), a 6” Cleaver (4680/16), a 6” Straight Meat Fork (4410/16), a 7” Hollow Edge Santoku (4183), an 8” Hollow Edge Carving Knife (4524/20), an 8” Cook’s Knife (4582/20), an 9” Bread Knife (4150), Kitchen Shears (5558-1), a 9” Sharpening Steel (4461/23) and a 22-slot hard wood storage block (7263), 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 6” Utility knife deftly handles small and medium mincing, peeling or dicing jobs.
At just over 1 lb in weight (460 grams), the satisfyingly compact 6” Cleaver is ready to split poultry, disjoint meat, and cut through ribs. Makes short work of winter squash and other tough vegetables. The flat of the blade works well for crushing garlic or for transporting foods from the cutting board.
When a large family is seated or many guests invited over for a classic steak dinner, eight 4.5” Steak Knives provide sharp, piercing blades to ensure clean slices without tearing. While designed with steak in mind, these knives are versatile enough for both difficult and delicate meats, perfect for filet mignon, ribs, pork or veal chops. If you’re serving large poultry, roasts, barbecued beef and ham, the 8” Hollow Edge Carving Knife and the 6” Straight Meat Fork are the ideal accessories. The Hollow Edge design of the blade creates air pockets between the food and blade, preventing the more delicate slices of food from sticking to the blade as it’s used.
For other sizable food prep tasks, the triangular blade of the 8” Cook’s Knife ranks among the most popular of knives in both style and size, and can be utilized for tasks both small and large. Effortlessly slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping meats, vegetables, fruit, and herbs, this will likely become your most-used blade. For crusty breads, thick rinds and other larger jobs that require a serrated edge, the 9” Bread knife is the perfect answer. Its sharp, serrated edge is also suitable for cakes, fruits, and fried food. The Japanese-style Santoku is versatile like a Cook’s knife, excelling at slicing, mincing, dicing, and chopping fish, meats, and vegetables. With a nice, long blade, this 7" knife offers more leverage while cutting, especially larger foods. Like the Hollow Edge Carving knife, this blade creates air pockets between the food and blade, as you slice to prevent food from sticking to it.
The Kitchen Shears step in for the miscellaneous unusual preparation tasks, including cutting fins or flowers, releasing foods from twine and packaging, or snipping fresh herbs. With a bone crusher built into the handle, the shears provide an advantage over stubborn jar lids, 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, so the Wüsthof Classic 20 Piece Block Set includes a 9” Sharpening Steel.
Finally, the handsome 22-slot hard wood block holds and protects these fine instruments, with three slots remaining open for other knives.
Using Wüsthof’s proprietary Precision Edge Technology (PEtec), each blade of the Classic series is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. The hand-honed edges are then laser-tested for precision and quality, which results in sharper blades with significantly longer edge retention than most other knives. These striking and elegant blades offer the ultimate in balance as well as a safe, controlled handling experience. The bolster of the Wüsthof Classic series knives provides protection while in use.
With a full tang and triple-riveting, these specialized knives are completed with a contoured handle that provides comfort in addition to a permanently secure construction. The handles of each Wüsthof Classic knife are molded from a durable, synthetic polymer, and proudly display the distinguished trident logo.
The pieces of the Wüsthof Classic 20 Piece Block Set are each made in Solingen, Germany and carry a lifetime guarantee.