Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Upgraded from Gourmet.
What can i say, these are forged not stamped like my old Wusthof Gourmet. I loved the Gourmet, but when I gave the set to my daughter for her new household, I was without my trusty Wusthof. So, I upgraded to the classic. I like the bolsters a lot, so I went with these. What can I say, you can tell from the weight, and the overall fit and finish, that these are a higher quality knife and being forged will hold an edge longer then the stamped Gourmet. If you have the money, go for the Classic - they are very refined knife. If you don’t want to spend that much gourmet, still a very fine knife set and soooo much better than the Walmart specials. All in all, I can understand why Wusthof has such a damn good reputation. Very nice knives.