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Wüsthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Block Set

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In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge.

  • This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as some specialty knives for more advanced prep work. Also included is a 6-piece steak knife set.
  • The 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.
  • Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives’ edges.
  • Knives are made in Germany.
  • Knife block is made in China.

18-Piece Set includes:

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

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

Dimensions & More Info
  • 2 1/4" Peeling Knife: 2 1/4"-long blade, 4"-long handle; 1 oz.
  • 2 3/4" Trimming Knife : 2 3/4"-long blade, 4"-long handle; 1 oz.
  • 2 1/2" Paring Knife: 2 1/2"-long blade, 4"-long handle; 1 oz.
  • 3" Paring Knife: 3"-long blade, 4"-long handle; 1 oz.
  • Steak Knife (6): 4 1/2"-long blade, 4 1/4"-long handle; 1.75 oz.
  • 4 1/2" Utility Knife: 4 1/2"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 1.75 oz.
  • 5" Spreader: 5"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 1.75 oz.
  • 5" Hollow-Edge Santoku: 5"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 2 oz.
  • 8" Bread Knife: 8"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 3.5 oz.
  • 8" Chef's Knife: 8"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 6.25 oz.
  • Honing Steel: 9"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 6.5 oz.
  • Kitchen Shears: 8" long; 3.75 oz.
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.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $26 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

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.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

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.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Workmanship I bought this set over four years ago, and have used them several times a day ever since. Nearly every meal my family eats is made at home, so these knives have seen a lot of use. They are in keeping with the quality of Wusthof. I had been wanting to get a set since living in Germany. The quality is excellent and they last. The included sharpener is a nice touch. I use it as needed. When living in Germany, I noticed a certain level of attention to caring for "good" items was present, and, as with any quality item, care is needed. I handwash all the knives, and dry them thoroughly prior to returning them to the block. None have rusted or spotted, and they've been a pleasure to work with each day.
    Date published: 2019-08-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid these knives! Purchased this set. Knives were inferior quality and blades were very thin and extremely light. First wash and dry caused rusting and spotting on blades. Truly garbage. I don't know how Wusthof can sell such poor quality. My last set is 25 years old and wonderful. Shame of Wusthof. Wusthof Customer Service would not accept my return. Told me that rusting and spotting and inferior quality doesn't qualify as defective and therefore will not accept return.
    Date published: 2019-02-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rusted beyond belief Received these as a wedding shower gift and within months they are all rusty. Not worth the price. Extremely disappointed.
    Date published: 2018-07-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I wish I could return these knives. Poor quality with a high price. My FoodNetwork set is 10 times better. Very disappointed.
    Date published: 2018-02-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from So dissapointed I really wanted to like these knifes/set. I received them very quickly but was disappointed right away when the block was defected. I found out later the block is made in China and the knives are from Germany. I called WS right away and told them of the defect of the block with the staining and ruff wood inside where the knifes go. I just received another block yesterday and the stain was better but the quality still is not the best for what you pay. The quality need to be better. I put all of the knives in the block which is another disappointment as some wobble as the slot is to big for the smaller knives. I also received two knives of the same size and two that didn't match the description by size. I put all the knives in according to the picture. I will be returning these. I really wanted to buy good knives since I haven't had new ones in many years. I love WS products but this one is a thumbs down. I also read other reviews with rusting of the knives. My advice is to try another brand.
    Date published: 2017-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knives are great I've bought other sets of knives for cutting my own meat and freezing it, I have to say these hands down are way better than the other sets , cuts easily through tender or tough meat! Highly recommend them to other people to purchase!
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality is horrendous! I have not been this disappointed in a product from WS ever. My husband surprised me with this set for my birthday in January. The first time I used one of the steak knives it was washed immediately after use (with a soft sponge) and left to air dry on our dish rack. In the morning, the tip had rusted and there are water marks that simply will not come off. Each knife I have used I've had to wash and dry immediately (to prevent rust) and they still have tiny scratches all over them. It makes the knives look ridiculously cheap. My eight year old Calphalon knife set (and much less expensive) looks better than this set I've had for 3 months. The quality is horrendous and price is appalling. The *only* positive comment I have is that the knives are very sharp. What was once an exciting splurge is now a disappointing, constant reminder. This was my first and will absolutely be my last Wusthof item.
    Date published: 2016-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knives I purchased this set as a Christmas present to the household. Great set. Glad that we splurged. Worth every penny.
    Date published: 2016-01-18
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