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Wüsthof Classic East Meets West 2-Piece Knife Starter Set

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Our Wüsthof Classic set gives you two versatile knives that represent the best in Eastern and Western cutlery traditions. Shaped like a slender cleaver, the Nakiri is based on a traditional Japanese design for prepping fresh produce. It’s paired with a Hollow-Ground 6" Chef’s Knife, an all-purpose favorite in Western kitchens.

  • Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion.
  • Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer.
  • Nakiri knife features a slim, 7"-long cleaver-shaped blade designed to chop, mince and slice verything from summer tomatoes to winter squashes; the blade is also handy for scooping foods into a soup pot or bowl.
  • 6" Hollow-Ground Chef’s knife is useful for chopping vegetables as well as cubing and slicing meats, poultry and fish. Oval depressions on either side of blade reduce friction and minimize sticking.
  • Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control.
  • Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Made in Germany.
Dimensions & More Info

Hollow-Ground Chef’s Knife:

  • 6"-long blade.
  • 4 1/2"-long handle.
  • 5.5 oz.


  • 7"-long blade.
  • 6"-long handle.
  • 7.6 oz.
  • Made in Germany.
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.
  • Maintain the knife's cutting edge by regularly using a honing steel.
  • Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.

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