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The Reason I Bought A German Knife Set

Even though I am happy with my pretty Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Set, I decided I need a new set of German knives at, preferably one with a knife block. I’ve tried both of the Wusthof Classic line as well as the Ikon line and I must say that I prefer the Ikon line. This is why I bought the black Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set.

Wusthof Classic vs Ikon Knives

Since then, I’ve received many positive comments about this knife set especially on the looks of the knife block on my counter top. The Ikon’s handle is much more comfortable than the Classic. It feels as if the handle is a part of your hand. Both knives are full tang but if you notice closely, the Ikon has a thicker full tang as well as a small piece of metal at the end which makes your arm feel as if it’s attached to the knife. The entire blade is also razor sharp compared the classic blade which has a full bolster.

A Sleek Look to German Knives

This time around I actually tested out the knives before trying and they were razor sharp. I’ve been using them for over two years now and they’re still sharp. I occasionally sharpen them at a local knife sharpening company to keep them in great condition. The knives doesn’t feel too heavy or lightweight at all. I think the full bolster it has makes it a well-balanced knife. (More: Know your knives)

The handles are very comfortable to grip on. I have survived peeling a sack of potatoes with their paring knife without feeling much wrist tension. Not to mention, I also get many compliments about the tempered glass block which is very is to clean and fix back. I am very happy to have found this set and I hope you give it a try.

Final Choice

I’m not saying that the Wusthof Classic is bad but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I really hope that you get your hands on the Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set as this kitchen knife set is the best you can get.