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Global Classic 10-Piece Knife Block Set

An excellent choice for the discerning home cook, this sleek award-winning cutlery from Japan is carefully balanced for exceptional precision, control and comfort. Our ten-piece set is indispensable for a host of tasks, from peeling vegetables to slicing meat. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Stainless-steel storage block's angled design helps protect the blades, and its nonslip rubber base anchors the block securely on a countertop. Block has slots for ten knives and a honing steel. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 10-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" and 4" paring knives. 5 1/4" chef's utility knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/4" carving knife. 8 3/4" bread knife. 10" diamond honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Global Classic 10-Piece Knife Block Set
Review 1 for Global Classic 10-Piece Knife Block Set
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Clearwater, Florida
August 14, 2016
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Just not holding up
August 14, 2016
I first noticed rust spots on the knives, so took extra care to hand wash, but this continues if they are not wiped completely dry after washing. Then I noticed little nicks and pock marks at the cutting edge of the knives and tried to sharpen them out (with global sharpener), but some are quite deep and I feel it affects the cutting quality. These knives don't get the kind of abuse that would be causing such damage. I always use a
cutting board. I have an extensive set with extra knives bought over this past year, and all but two are having the same issues. The company said it must be my water doing the damage, but we have a water purifier and water softener, so no metal should be doing this damage.
I never thought I'd have to weekly polish my knives with bar tenders friend to take off rust.
Pros: Balance, Easy to Use, Versatile, Weight
Cons: Difficult to Clean, Dull, Fragile, High-Maintenance, Quality, Sharpness
Review 2 for Global Classic 10-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
January 16, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
2of 2found this review helpful.
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The best you can get
January 16, 2013
I purchased a Global starter set with six knives for my friend Christmas of 2011. I was skeptical at first as to why he would want these knives because I thought all knives were the same. After he got the set oh how wrong I was. This is by far the best knife set you could own. They are sharp so be careful! Of course it came with the knife block so I am know filling it with the rest of the collection. It made a believer out of me in thinking you have to spend a little money for quality. However you get much more in return for the price. All in all it's an in investment if you like to cook. I will never own a cheap knife set again. Oh did I mention I got me a set of Global as well lol
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight