African Blackwood is harvested in the northern provinces of Mozambique. The high quality of the wood in this region is suitable for musical instrument manufacture. Best timber is used to make clarinets, oboes and bagpipes for musicians around the world.
The quantity of supply is controlled through government regulations. African Blackwood is a slow growing tree that regenerates from root suckers and stumps. Mature trees grow as simple individuals within the savannah. At the beginning of the year, the forestry authorities of the provinces where Blackwood occurs, receive instructions from Central Government about the quantity of Blackwood that can be cut in that year.
The jewel of the WÜSTHOF collection, IKON has beautifully designed handles made of Grenadill wood. Grenadill wood, or African Blackwood, is one of the hardest and heaviest woods in the world. IKON full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel and feature a distinctive, double bolster. Every Wusthof IKON knife is still forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength, balance and heft.
The changes Wusthof made include moving some of the metal in the bolster to the heel of the handle to improve balance and ergonomics. This also allows the entire edge of the blade to be sharpened. Not only comfortable to hold, but the skillfully honed by hand blades are also incredibly sharp, and are easily resharpened. Add to your Wusthof collection or begin it with the Ikon 2-Piece Prep Set.What a perfect gift this essential set makes, suitable for housewarmings, weddings, or any occasion. This set includes a 3.5 inch paring which will accomplish the smaller tasks or ones demanding pinpoint accuracy. Next is the essential all-purpose chef's knife. This 8 inch food processing blade is a must for any set and will never leave your side. Set includes a 8-inch cooks knife & 3-1/2-inch parer.
A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Triple-riveted black handle with innovative contoured design for comfortable, secure grip.
Contoured handle is made of Grenadill wood (African Blackwood). Forged from High Carbon German "X50CrMoV15" No Stain steel.
Blade, bolster & tang forged from single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel. Blades feature the new Wusthof PEtec edge for greater sharpness and edge retention. Made in "The Cutlery Capital of the World" Solingen Germany. The item "Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 2pc Prep / Starter Knife Set 8 Cook's & 3.5 Paring" is in sale since Sunday, October 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives".
The seller is "tddomicile" and is located in Commerce Township, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.