This is a perfect starter set featuring two of the most useful knives in the kitchen and a knife sharpener. The chef's knife (8" blade) is used for cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing fruits, vegetables, meat, and poultry. The paring knife (3½" blade) is the ideal choice for paring, peeling, trimming, and dicing fruits and vegetables. The manual knife sharpener works in two stages: the first stage carbide (coarse) sharpens dull edges; the second stage ceramic (fine) provides a polished, razor-sharp edge.
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.
Caution: The chef's knife has been purposely ground extra thin for the ultimate cutting performance. Chopping through bones will damage the fine edge.