This Wusthof Classic Ikon 2 Piece Starter Set contains:
3.5" Paring Knife
8" Chef's Knife
Wusthof’s Ikon Knives combine exceptional workmanship and an aesthetically striking design. This multipurpose knife feels great in your hand. The knife is made with a full tang that runs from the blade’s tip throughout the handle, and provides excellent balance as well as control. We really like the tapered bolster design of these knives since it allows for years of easy sharpening and reduces the weight of the knife.
Thank you Chefknivestogo dot com. I promptly received both Wusthof Classic Ikon knives to my satisfaction well packaged through USPS Priority Mail. Sale price was reasonable and competitive. The 8" Chef (model 4596/20 cm) and the 3-1/2" paring knife (model 4086/8cm) came both in a single Wusthof box. The blades are polished,well finished and clearly marked as Wusthof Classic Ikon,Solingen,Germany,X50 Cr Mo V15 steel. According to my Googlingsearch,this german steel is tempered to a 58 in hardness in the Rockwell scale,so it can take and hold a good,sharp cutting edge. The entire edge of the Ikon line of knives can be honed and sharpened due to the partial bolster design. Out-of-the-box both knives did a nice job chopping and slicing vegetables. The knives felt comfortable and under control in my medium sized hand. These are good quality upper-end German kitchen knives. I’m giving 5 stars in this review but without any comparison to other German,American,Brazilian or Japanese knives. Remember basic care rules. Use only a wood or plastic cutting board; protective storage; hand-wash and dry before storing; etc.