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Wusthof Ikon 6-Inch Cook's Knife with Blackwood Handle 4996/16


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  • Forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength
  • Triple-riveted handle shells, full tang handle
  • Handle made of Grenadill wood (African Blackwood) - one of the hardest types of wood in the world. All farming is limited to a small quantity and government- controlled


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.6 x 0.7 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
  • ASIN: B000WL057A
  • Item model number: 4996/16
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,352 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

A Short Yet Wide Blade For Dicing Onions, Chopping Parsley, And Mincing Herbs. The Ergonomic Handle Design Was Developed In Consultation With Professional Chefs And Is Accentuated By The Fluid Shape. The Precision Forged Blade, Double Bolster (Between The Blade And The Handle And At The End Of Handle), And Tang Are Married To The Handle, Triple-Riveted To The Fully-Visible Tang. The Knife Handle Is Manufactured From African Blackwood, An Extremely Dense Wood With Minimal Porosity And High Resin Content Which Makes This Species Of Wood Highly Moisture Resistant. The Dark Brown Hues With Distinctive Wood Grain Markings Make Every Knife Unique.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MacTechie on March 25, 2012
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I added this knife along with 2 other prep knives from Amazon (Yoshihiro's 5.3" petty knife & Wusthof's 5" Santoku) to my arsenal of kitchen knives and I'm now all set...Forever. I have an old Wusthof 8" Chef's knife and it always seemed too big for the style of prep work I like to do at home. So, I spent a month here researching all of Amazon's kitchen cutlery and settled on the 3 prep knives I'll ever need for prep work. This 6" Chef's knife is exactly what I thought it would be....perfect in terms of balance and ergonomics. Finally, this has got to be the best value for money in terms of the Ikon line of knives at $80 and its size will fit the bill for any household that needs a high quality & great all-around kitchen knife.
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This knife is just perfect. Well balanced, nice to handle, and very, very sharp. The handle needs some care with the oil; after a while washing the lose the shininess.
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By Gregor on November 23, 2012
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I received this knife yesterday and it is beautiful, balanced and sharp. I knew Wusthofs were quality but I had no Idea. Compared to the knifes I have, this is worlds above. I am investing in the rest of the set. The delivery was super fast! I didn't think I would get it in time for Thanksgiving but it was here in two days and all the uninvited cooks were fighting over this knife!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ebay8503 on May 17, 2012
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There's a lot of hoopla out there about knives in general. There are fanboys aplenty for every brand from Ronco "Never-dulls" to the Shun culinaryphiles. Here's what you really need to know:

Mainstream knife blades are one of two types: European or Japanese. European style knives have a 20 degree edge and are designed for "Rocking." Additionally, the knife is weighted at towards the blade. Rocking is a style of cutting where the user doesn't let the knife leave the cutting board but allows it to pivot up and down. This is similar to kneading dough but not letting your hands leave the dough. Japanese style knives have a 10 degree edge angle and are designed for "Chopping." Chopping is where the user incorporates a quick "chopping" action to dice food. Conversely from the European style, these knives are balanced. This helps with the feel and quick movement needed for chopping. From here, it is easy to see why Japanese style knives would need a 10 degree edge as it allows for this type of action. Because of the blade angle, these knives tend to stay sharper for a longer period of time. However, they are a pain to sharpen.

With that said, this knife is European. I came from a Santoku Calphalon Katana series where I chopped everything (not that I knew what I was doing, but because it felt right). Switching to this knife, the chopping action did not work very well. When I switched to the rocking motion, this knife was amazing. Also, sharpening this knife is much easier to do (as compared to the Japanese style) as conventional pull sharpeners work really well. I also got a honing rod J.A. Henckels 9-Inch Poly Sharpening Steel.
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