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Wusthof Classic Ikon 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife


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  • Versatile 3-1/2-inch peeling knife for mincing shallots, onions and herbs as well as cleaning and cutting vegetables
  • Precision forged from single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel; laser-controlled and tested cutting edge
  • Double bolsters provide heft and balance for effortless cutting; full tang extends through the handle
  • Triple-riveted black handle with innovative contoured design for comfortable, secure grip
  • Hand washing recommended; backed by lifetime warranty; made in Germany
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000SM74ZO
  • Item model number: WU4086/09
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,996 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Color: Black

The Peeling knife is one of the most widely used tools in the kitchen. Its versitily of uses is a mainstay in any kitchen a quality parer like the Classic Ikon is a real pleasure for your small cutting needs. Wusthof Classic Ikon is culmination of all the best features of each of the Wusthof knife lines. The combined riveted handle design is combined with a contoured shape to add comfort and control. The Classic Ikon adds a rear bolster that acts as a counter balance when using the knife. This second bolster adds significant blade control. Classic Ikon has a unique forward bolster as well. The forward partial bolster is designed so you can sharpen the complete length of the blade. This bolster is also curvered inwards to allow your fingers greater control while holding the knife by the blade. Located in The Cutlery Capital of the World, Solingen Germany, the Wusthof factory history goes back as far as 1814 when the company was listed with the Duchy of Berg. To this day, the company remains family owned. Throughout it’s history, Wusthof has focused almost solely on the manufacturing of forged knives for the professional chef and home cooking enthusiast. Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. The ingredients of this steel are proudly etched on each blade. Wusthof not only uses the best materials to make a fine knife, but it is also crucial that each blade is precisely tempered. This tempering allows the knife to hold its edge for an extremely long time, yet still be able to be maintained in your home kitchen with out the need to be sent away for maintenance. Our unique compound angle is not seen in many knives. This angle tapers from the spine of the knife to the edge to allow for a sturdy, yet extremely sharp edge while it also tapers from the bolster to the tip to give the knife strength as well as flexibility.

Customer Reviews

It's nice and sharp, has a great point on the tip, and is also a very good looking knife.
Mary-Ann
This is a great knife that you will be happy with and after your first Wusthof purchase you will likely be purchasing more....
Fred L. Dimmick
The handle is very form fitting for larger hands like myself or even smaller hands like my wife's.
David

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Richard Wong VINE VOICE on December 23, 2009
I own a Ikon Blackwood paring knife equivalent of this knife (Wusthof Ikon 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife, Blackwood). Ikon Blackwood and Ikon Classic series are essentially the same, except for the handle. Ikon Blackwood handles are made of Grenadill wood, wheras Classic Ikon handles are made from hard plastic. As such, I like to share my experience with a knife very similar to this Classic Ikon paring knife.

In short summary,

Pros: Decent stainless steel grade, excellent reduced bolster design, excellent ergonomic handle, good weight, an overall attractive knife

Cons: Not inexpensive, the knife balance may shift too much to the handle for a paring knife.

The two Ikon lines are forged knives made with a good quality steel blade, an ergonomic handle, a full tang, a reduced (heel-less) front bolster and an additional bolster at the end of the handle butt. Despite the marketing statements claiming it is a high carbon stainless steel knife, it isn't "high-high". X50CrMoV15 is the stainless steel grade here, so it has 0.5% carbon and that is not considered high by today standard. In contrast, VG-10 (used in Shun Classic knives and Shun Pro knives) has 0.95%-1.0% carbon and SG-2 (used in Shun Elite) has 1.25-1.45% carbon. Nonetheless, X50CrMoV15 makes a tough knife with good corrosion resistant. In other words, the edge rolls easily compared to most Japanese knives, but this steel has good resistance against chipping and rusting.

What I really appreciate about the Ikon line is its reduced bolster. The traditional full bolster which extends the entire knife heel makes sharpening difficult. Ikon solves this problem nicely by reducing the bolster.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fred L. Dimmick on February 9, 2010
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Wusthoff, based in Solingen Germany has been making quality knives since 1814. I have long been a fan of their product and after using and being happy with their Classic line I was excited when the Classic Ikon line came out. The Ikon line is a really big improvement over their classic line. Thanks to the new handle design the knife fits much better in the hand, especially larger hands and the two thirds bolster will insure many years of trouble free sharpening. The addition of the back bolster not only helps balance the knife but greatly improves its aesthetics. This paring knife is a versatile knife and I use it for much more than paring. It is probably my most used knife. Like all Wusthof knives it performs well and holds its edge. I was so impressed with this line I have retired my old "clasic" and now have many Classic Ikon knives in my collection. This is a great knife that you will be happy with and after your first Wusthof purchase you will likely be purchasing more....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rpmuldoon on January 27, 2012
Color Name: Black
I've been using an Ikon paring knife for 18 months now and I couldn't be happier about the purchase. This and an Ikon chef's knife do about 90 percent of what I require in the kitchen. The Ikon line fits my (moderately large) hands very well and I find the blade easy to sharpen and maintain. (My wife thinks the paring knife is nicely balanced and weighted, but she thinks the Ikon chef's knife is too heavy to use comfortably; I strongly recommend trying knives at a store before purchase to make sure they fit your hand.)

I don't have enough experience to compare this to other paring knives. The Ikons are expensive, and you could probably achieve the same result at half the price, but given the way the Ikon knives fit my hand, I think the premium is worth paying. They'll last decades, after all ...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Baker on December 18, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this little gem as a bundle with my Wusthof 6" utility knife and I must say it was the best impulse buy in my culinary career. I am currently in the process of finishing culinary school while working full time in the kitchen and I must say that I'm at a loss when I'm without this knife. I recently thought that I had lost it or it had been stolen and I like it so much that I was ready to purchase a new one immediately until I found it at school. Once you get used to the weight of this (remember, it is a pairing knife) it will become an irreplaceable part of anyone's cutlery set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Hogue on December 1, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Somebody swiped my Mercer paring knife that came in my knife kit for culinary school, and it was going to cost me more money to replace that knife than to go with the wusthof, so I figured I may as well go with a world famous name as it was the same price. I am quite glad I bought this knife, it has a thin blade that just glides through what you're cutting.

To give you an idea of how sharp this knife is and how fine the blade is, you can shave with it, and then use it to zest a lemon without tearing the peel or getting any pith! The ergonomic handle feels wonderful and just falls right into your hand no matter what grip you use. I prefer the standard chef's grip, but a meat cutters grip, and granny grip are equally as comfy and controlable with this handle type.

If you're debating whether or not to buy the wusthof in favor of something cheaper, try the wusthof! You won't be disappointed
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Tanaka on December 25, 2007
Color Name: Black
Well balanced paring knife that's ergonomic with a nice heft to it but light enough to easily maneuver around the task at hand. I especially like the 2/3 bolster that will make sharpening easier...not that I'll need to worry about it anytime soon; the blade is very sharp. This is my first Wusthof knife; I'm now a fan of their Ikon series.
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