A set of two essential knives for Asian -- or any style -- of cooking: an Oriental cook's knife (6½" blade) and a vegetable (paring) knife (3" blade). Styled after a Japanese cook's knife, the Oriental cook's knife with a granton edge blade is just right for sushi and sashimi, slicing mushrooms or anything else that needs to be sliced paper thin, mincing ginger, and scoring meat and fish. The granton edge creates pockets of air which prevent extra-thin or soft slices from sticking to the blade. The flat-bladed vegetable knife is ideal for preparing small fruits and vegetables. The precision forged blade, bolster, and tang are married to the incredibly durable Hostaform-C handle, triple-riveted to the fully-visible tang.
Wüsthof knives offer a harmonious blend of precision cutting performance, integrity of materials, safety, and comfort. The knives are hot-drop forged by hand from a single blank of high carbon no-stain steel, a specially alloyed surgical steel consisting of exacting proportions of carbon, chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium. The blades are perfectly tapered from bolster to tip, and from the back of the blades to the edges, and are honed by hand. Perfect balance is assured by the full extension of the tang through the length of the handle. A seamless, totally hygienic fit is achieved by the durable Hostaform-C handle, triple-riveted to the fully visible tang; the handle is buffed and polished by hand.