The Wusthof Classic Ikon Seven Piece Knife Block Set provides the wide range of tools that all professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts need to create their culinary masterpieces. This new Ikon set offers improved ergonomics and handling compared to the traditional Classic. The 8 inch Cook's Knife, one of the most versatile knives in the set, is perfect for slicing all types of foods from tougher meats to delicate vegetables. The 8 inch Bread Knife contains a serrated edge that cuts even the crustiest artisan loaf with ease. The Utility Sandwich Knife slices large cuts of meat as well as fruits and vegetables in a single, effortless motion. The Paring Knife is the most versatile tool to handle smaller, delicate fruits and vegetables. Every knife in this Wusthof Classic Ikon set is forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel and contains a full tang, triple-riveted handle to ensure durability. Kitchen shears, perfect for cutting herbs fresh from the garden, are also included as is a sharpening steel rod to keep all your cutlery as sharp as the day you bought them. All items are encased in a beautiful 13-slot hardwood Wusthof knife block. Lifetime Wusthof Guarantee. Wusthof item number 8347.
Wusthof spent years developing a new design to improve upon their world-favorite Classic family of knives and eventually created the Classic Ikon family. Every Wusthof Classic Ikon knife is still forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength, balance and heft. The changes Wusthof made include moving some of the metal in the bolster to the heel of the handle to improve balance and ergonomics. This also allows the entire edge of the blade to be sharpened. The Classic Ikon black handles are now also ergonomic and still made of synthetic material triple riveted to the full tang for a seamless and hygienic fit. Not only comfortable to hold, but the skillfully honed by hand blades are also incredibly sharp, and are easily resharpened. Made in Solingen, Germany; Lifetime Guarantee.
Wusthof forged knives start with quality steel that undergoes extreme heat and hand molding to enhance the flexibility, density, and hardness of the blade. Forged knives are hand crafted and offer greater strength and durability as well as better balance, a heavier feel and lasting sharpness compared to stamped cutlery. The tang of a forged knife always extends into the handle to improve the balance and ergonomics.
Each Wusthof knife is precision forged from a single piece of chrome-molybdenum-vanadium steel. This specialized high carbon, stain-resistant alloy ensures that the critical characteristics of each Wusthof knife are right there from the beginning: razor sharp, long-lasting cutting edge that is both highly stain resistant and easily restorable (able to be sharpened). This formula is imprinted on each forged blade is the following world-renowned Wusthof steel formula: X50 CrMoV15 X = Stainless Steel Mo = Molybdenum 50 = 0.5% carbon - significant for sharpness V = Vanadium for hardness and edge retention Cr = Chromium for stain-resistance 15 = Contents of chromium (15%)
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Honing and Sharpening
Honing or sharpening depends on whether your knife has lost its sharpness or if it is really blunt. A blade's loss of sharpness can be treated using a honing steel. For dull, blunt knives, use a sharpener. To ensure a beautifully sharp blade, we recommend you hone your knives regularly, after each use. Regular honing prevents blades from deteriorating quickly.
Clean your knives right after use. Thoroughly wash your blades with a non-abrasive sponge or brush, then dry immediately afterwards. Use warm soapy water. Always carefully dry your knives with the blade facing away from you to prevent unintentional injuries. While Wusthof knives are suitable to clean in the dishwasher, we recommend you hand wash only to prolong the life of your blades. Dishwashers can cause your blades to rub against objects during the cycle, causing the blades to deteriorate.
Proper storage of your knives and accessories ensures they will last for a very long time. There are three ways we recommend storing your knives and honing steels; knife blocks, magnetic bar holders, and special cases and space saving rolls. Knife blocks help your knives to sit beautifully on your counter top, while keeping them close at hand. Magnetic bars safely hold your knives and provide space. Special cases and space saving rolls allow you to easily transport your knives without causing damage or harm. Make sure your knives are completely dry before storing to protect the quality of the cutlery and accessories.
WÜSTHOF cutlery is manufactured with the highest quality standards and fulfills the required DIN (German Industry Standard) as well as the EN (European Standard).
WÜSTHOF cutlery is fully warranted to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship. The warranty does not apply for normal wear or misuse. Wusthof knife storage accessories are not covered under warranty.
I am so happy with my Wusthof Classic Ikon 7 piece Block Set. I love the ease of handling. The handles fit my hand and each knife performs it's task easily. I loved the set so much that a I ordered the terrific tomato slicing knife.