The main advantage of purchasing a block set is that you won't need to consider safe knife storage for your new precious knives. Storage is a key aspect to consider when investing in new knives, in order to keep the knife edges sharp and your fingers safe. A block set is a foolproof method of having your knifes safely stored, readily to hand and beautifully presented.
Buying a block set is a good way to start off a Wusthof knife collection, it is especially helpful if you're not sure which knives you should start your collection with and you're looking for a general, all round set for everyday cooking (for example, if you don't envision needing a specific Chinese Cleaver or a very long pastry knife in your near future, because there are hundreds of knives to choose from if you are interested in cooking specific dishes and so on).
If you are looking to start a collection with a single knife, we would recommend a Cook's Knife
and if you have never used a Wusthof knife before, we recommend visiting a good cookshop, which will have trained staff members who will provide expert advice, search for your local stockist.
If you already have some Wusthof knives you could look into other Wusthof knife storage solutions
to continue building your collection.
A Wusthof Block Set would make a brilliant housewarming gift (or a gift for any occasion really!)