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Wüsthof Gourmet 16-Piece Knife Set

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Sugg. Price $661 $684 Our Price $299.95

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Family owned for seven generations, Wüsthof has produced some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust while holding an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as a four-piece steak knife set, specialty knives for more advanced prep work and a handsome hardwood block.

  • Stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability.
  • Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Hardwood block safely stores 15 pieces and is gentle on knife edges.
  • Knives are made in Germany.
  • Knife block is made in China.

16-Piece Set includes:

  • 2 1/4" peeling knife
  • 2 1/2" paring knife
  • 2 3/4" trimming knife
  • 3" paring knife
  • 4 1/2" utility knife
  • Four 4 1/2" steak knives
  • 5" spreader
  • 5" hollow-edge santoku
  • 8" bread knife
  • 8" chef's knife
  • 9" honing steel
  • Kitchen shears
  • 15-slot storage block

Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.

Dimensions & More Info
  • 2 1/4" Peeling Knife: 2 1/4" blade, 4" handle; 1 oz.
  • 2 1/2" Paring Knife: 2 1/2" blade, 4" handle; 1 oz.
  • 2 3/4" Trimming Knife : 2 3/4" blade, 4" handle; 1 oz.
  • 3" Paring Knife: 3" blade, 4" handle; 1.3 oz.
  • 4 1/2" Utility Knife: 4 1/2" blade, 4" handle; 1.8 oz.
  • Steak Knife (4): 4 1/2" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 1.8 oz.
  • 5" Spreader: 5" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 1.8 oz.
  • 5" Hollow-Edge Santoku: 5" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 3 oz.
  • 8" Bread Knife: 8" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 3.5 oz.
  • 8" Chef's Knife: 8" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 6.2 oz.
  • Honing Steel: 9" blade, 4 1/2" handle; 6.5 oz.
  • Kitchen Shears: 8 1/2" long; 3.8 oz.
  • Block: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 4 1/2" high; 5 lb.
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 each 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.

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

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  • What is the difference between classic width of and gourmet knives?

    Asked by: Grotchie
    Hi Grotchie, The difference between Wuthof Classic and Gourmet is not in the width of the knives but how they're made. The most significant difference is that the Classic knives are forged and the Gourmet knives are stamped. Wusthof’s forged knives are made from a single piece of premium high-carbon steel that is heated and formed with machines into a durable blade.Their stamped knives are laser-cut (or stamped) from a sheet of high-carbon steel, similar to how cookies are cut out of rolled-out dough. The Classic line is Wusthof’s high-end knife collection. The process of precision forging produces blades that are heavier, thicker, and more durable than the Gourmet line. The Classic knives feature a bolster and a full tang. The bolster protects your hand from slipping onto the blade, and the full tang provides superior balance and durability. The Gourmet line offers the same high-carbon stainless steel blade material and a similarly designed ergonomic handle, but for a significantly lower price. Although the Gourmet line features laser-sharp blades that are built to last, because their blades are stamped, they are not as sharp, thick, heavy, or durable as the Classic line.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-26

    Yes can you please tell me the difference of the 16 piece knife set for $199 in one color and then the same set in a different color for more money

    Asked by: Deee
    Hi Deee, The price differs depending on the type of wood used for the knife block. Some are more commonly sourced/available than others.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-20

    Is there a promo code for additional15% off 

    Asked by: Nancy kelly
    Hi Nancy kelly, If you provide your email to join our list, we will send you a one-time code to use to save 15% off.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-11-28

    Can you order extra steak knives to add onto these sets? And which steak knives are NOT serrated? Thank you

    Asked by: Rita63
    Hi Rita63, This particular knife block does not have additional empty slots for more steak knives. We do offer additional steak knives for purchase: We also offer additional steak knives in their own block set or storage tray: All of these steak knives are not serrated.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-11-30

    Hi, is it correct that only certain colors in this knife block set can be monogrammed? I see for the option for $10 monogramming on certain colors only. 

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