Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 20-Piece Knife Block Set

Featuring our exclusive handles crafted from African blackwood, this comprehensive knife 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 hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives' edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 20-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 5" hollow-ground santoku knife 5" serrated utility knife. 5" boning knife. 6" and 8" chef's knives. 8" bread knife. 8" hollow-ground carving knife. Eight 4 1/2" steak knives. Pull-apart kitchen shears. 10" honing steel. 22-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
Average Customer Rating:
3.75 out of 5
3.8
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5
(4 Reviews) 4
3 of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 20-Piece Knife Block Set
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
DanV
,Rancho MIrage
,CA
December 22, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? No
+4points
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I don't understand the bad quality control
December 22, 2012
My first set of Classic Ikons was taken back by Wusthof due to "soft steel". My second set of Blackwood Ikons had 9 bad knives out of 16. First set got stains on the stainless steel after cutting one onion and washing the knife 10 minutes later. Second set of Blackwood Ikons had epoxy missing between the wood and tang, burrs on the blades, and significant imperfections in finish. See photos. Completely unacceptable.
Pros: Sharpness
Cons: Quality
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Review 2 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 20-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Sparky7
,Honolulu
,HI
August 20, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
+1point
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Amazing Knives
August 20, 2012
I splurged and bought these knives. I have been looking for a good set of knives for the last 6 months and found this set on clearance at my local store. I love these knives!!! The weight, the feel, the ease in which I can cut everything, and most of all the beautiful design and look of them. I could not be happier and I highly recommend this set.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Size, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Review 3 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 20-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ThomasA
,Mt Airy
,MD
August 2, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Very sharp, well balanced knives.
August 2, 2012
High quality knife set. Great utility, balance and easy to use.
Extremely sharp right out of the box.
Pros: Easy to Use, Balance, Sharpness, Shape
Cons: no cleaver with set
Review 4 for Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 20-Piece Knife Block Set
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Qball
,Watertown
,SD
January 17, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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The knives are fantastic but...
January 17, 2012
This would have received 5 stars, as the knives are beautiful, well-made and balanced and the Blackwood is exquisite. The block, however, is a different story. It is poorly and unevenly stained and has a hairline crack across the front. Considering the money invested in these knives, I expected better. Honestly, my dog could have done a better job with staining and craftsmanship. I would have returned it to exchange for another, but didn't want to risk damaging the knives or having to return it all and wait again, as they had been on backorder. But the knives? I *love* them!
Pros: Quality, Balance, Weight
Cons: storage block quality