Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 12-Piece Knife Block Set

Featuring our exclusive handles crafted from African blackwood, this collection combines superb German craftsmanship and striking design. A razor-sharp full-tang blade runs the entire length of each knife for stability. Steel double bolsters add an attractive finishing detail. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Each knife has a recessed bolster that facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Comfortable contoured handles are cut from dense African blackwood and hand polished. Included care kit contains mineral oil for maintaining the silken finish of the handles. Coordinating walnut block safely stores 15 items and is gentle on knives' edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 12-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5" santoku. 8" hollow-ground carving knife. 8" chef's knife. 8" bread knife. Four 4 1/2" steak knives. 10" honing steel. Stainless-steel pull-apart shears. 15-slot walnut storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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5
(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 12-Piece Knife Block Set
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
PatmosTodd
,Woodstock
,il
March 7, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Handles crack
March 7, 2014
We replaced the kitchen after a fire and wanted the best. Fit, feel, look great. All the handles cracked within 5 years. I will bring them in for warrantee, but do I want to see if Williams Sonoma is in business every 5 years and scare up my receipt? Wood handles probably better. It's just the two of us, no kids abusing it or anything.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Store, Size, Shape
Cons: Quality
Review 2 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 12-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Buckeye43212
,Grandview Heights
,OH
November 22, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Superior Quality
November 22, 2011
Just purchased these knives and have used them twice. It took me several weeks to make up my mind once I decided to purchase new cutlery. Ultimately I decided on the Ikon Blackwood series. I must say the handles fit very well in my hand, the balance is wonderful and sharpness is perfect. The only issue I have is that Williams Sonoma does not carry the full line in store or online. I researched reviews on these knives which is hard to find and in a western european knife this seems to be the best I can find, at least locally. I would definitely recommend the purchase of these knives. Expect to shell out around twenty-five hundred to fully complete the set. Its worth it in my book.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Review 3 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 12-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Otene
,Spokane
,WA
October 19, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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So worth the price!!!
October 19, 2011
After many years of dealing with inferior blades my husband finally saw the light. Coming from a home where my dad is a butcher and great-grandfather a blacksmith and both would forge their own knives...well let's just say these were the perfect fit for me. They had the look and feel of the ones my great-grandfather use to make and had the edge like my dads...SHARP. We didn't buy the set as I had no need for the paring knives, etc. What I wanted was the the 8" hollow ground chef knife, the 6" chef knife, the 5" & 7" Santoku hollow ground knives, & the hollow edge slicing knife, along with the dark knife block. I can't expound enough my joy over this set. My husband has very very large hands and I have medium size hands. They fit both of our hands very comfortably. They are also extremely well balanced. I liked the fact that they were neither front nor back heavy. Not even the littlest bit. But perfectly balanced in my hand.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight