Wusthof-Trident, one of the main leaders in the cutlery industry, has introduced a new line of sophisticated knives, designed to be both functional and practical. Crafted in the home of Solingen, Germany the Grand Prix II line is characterized by the smooth, tapered appearance and ergonomic, pebble grained black poly handles. Blades are designed and forged from a single piece of high carbon steel and features the signature bolster design and full tang, with the metal extending all the way through the handle for excellent balance. The extra weight also facilitates the cutting motion, so your arm won’t get tired and fatigued.
Wusthof’s slip resistant handle grip is comfortable to hold, and the extra laser sharp controlled edge ensures a precision cut time and time again. Whether you are working on hard cored fruits like pineapples or soft delicate mushrooms. The 8 piece block set includes the 3.5 inch paring knife, 4.5 inch utility knife, 6 inch sandwich knife, 8 inch cooks knife, 8 inch bread knife, 9 inch sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and 17 slot oak block. The block not only protects the edge from wear and tear but also provides a safe and beautiful place to store the cutlery so its within a nice reach.
When first introduced the line had a bulbous base that Wusthof subssequently changed a few years later and is why the renamed it ot the Grand Prix II. The improved handle design was a good choice but seems inferior to the other handles of Wusthof’s other lines.