Two basic knives you'll reach for time and time again as you chop, slice, mince and peel. From Wusthof's Classic line, this pair includes a 7-in. Hollow Edge Santoku Knife and a 3-in. Paring Knife. The Santoku, similar to the chef's knife, can be used for slicing onions, cutting melon or mincing herbs; the Paring Knife removes skins from potatoes or apples. The high-carbon stainless steel blades have indentations along the edge that help prevent food from sticking as you slice. Full tangs provide perfect balance. The precision forged knives also come with triple-riveted, high-impact composition handles that fit comfortably in the hand.
Wusthof's newest state of the art technology incorporates a new computer controlled method for putting the edge on Classic knives. This technology allows for an exacting edge from the tip of the knife down to the heel of the knife. With this newer precision, the knives are made sharper to 14 degrees per side for a total of 28 degrees. The knives are now sharper and this refinement increases the sharpness retention because exacting angles and edges last longer than edges sharpened by hand. The result is a knife that is 30% sharper and the ICP (Initial Cutting Performance) lasts twice as long.