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Wusthof Classic 5-Inch Soft Cheese Knife


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  • 5-inch soft cheese knife uniquely designed for slicing soft cheese
  • Precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel
  • Extra-thin blade features holes to prevent cheese from sticking; easily resharpens
  • Full-tang, triple-riveted synthetic handle affords superior strength and balance
  • Dishwasher-safe; made in Germany; lifetime warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 1 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001WN9PK
  • Item model number: 3102
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,603 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Designed for slicing soft cheeses, the extra-thin five-inch blade on this knife features four holes to limit surface area and thus prevent cheese from sticking. The flat broad end works well for scooping up a soft piece of ripe Brie. Like all knives in Wusthof’s Classic series, acclaimed for their exceptional balance, heft, and strength, the soft-cheese knife is precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel, and should last a lifetime.

The blade on the cheese knife has been impeccably ground and polished, and its super-sharp edge laser-tested for uniformity. After repeated use, the edge may be easily resharpened using a sharpening steel. Traditional in look, Classic knives are seamlessly constructed with a visible full tang triple-riveted into an ergonomically-shaped synthetic handle. Though the knife is dishwasher-safe, Wusthof recommends hand-washing all fine cutlery. Made in Germany, the knife is fully guaranteed to be free of defects in materials and/or craftsmanship.

From the Manufacturer

In the culinary world variety and preparing something outstanding is the key to success. Due to this, Wusthof offers more than 350 different kinds of knives to be able to provide the perfect knife for everyone. No matter which kind of blade and handle shape you are thinking of--Wusthof has the right knife for all your needs.

The most important features of a high-value forged Wusthof knife:
  • Exceptionally sharp
  • Long-lasting cutting edge
  • High stain resistance
  • Easily restorable edge

Classic Cutlery

The Classic triple-riveted knife series features:
  • Precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion
  • Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer
  • Special alloyed, stainless steel
  • Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip
  • Seamless, hygienic fit of the handle
  • Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control
  • For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts
  • Made in Solingen, Germany
Details of a Forged Wusthof Knife
Parts

PEtec--Precision-Edge Technology

New Wusthof technology offers superior sharpness!

The latest cutting performance tests carried out by the FGW (Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V., a German research association for tools and materials based in Remscheid) confirm that Wusthof forged knives offer the best quality when compared to other well-known, single-layer brands.

PEtec

The extensive tests were carried out in accordance with DIN EN ISO 8442-5. Wusthof knives have a considerably higher ICP (Initial Cutting Performance) and maintain this performance for an extremely long time (TCC = Total Card Cut).

When compared with the winners in the "cook's knife" category awarded by German consumer organization "Stiftung Warentest" in its 1st edition of 2008, forged Wusthof knives featuring the new PEtec technology produce a result which is about 20% higher.

The Technology:

  • Blades are measured by a laser before sharpening
  • Computer programs calculate precise sharpening angle for each blade
  • Knives are then sharpened on a whetstone using precision robots
  • Knives are given a final polish using a special disc

The Benefits:

  • Extremely high initial cutting performance
  • Exceptionally long edge retention / long service life of blade
  • Optimum cutting edge along the entire length of the blade
  • Unique, consistently high and reproducible quality

PEtec from Wusthof--superior sharpness for professional and home cooks!

How Wusthof Knives are Made

Wusthof knives are known for their outstanding sharpness. By honing and sharpening the knives yourself you can maintain this feeling for a lifetime of use (see "Honing and Sharpening" section below for detailed guidelines on how to do so).

Evolution
The evolution of a precision forged knife

Over 40 different manufacturing steps are needed to produce a forged Wusthof knife from one solid piece of steel.

Here you will find a detailed explanation of some of the most important production steps.

1. Sheet bar of high-carbon no-stain steel
2. Precision forged piece
3. Tempered to 58-degree Rockwell
4. Polished
5. Scales of handles and rivets
6. The Wusthof Cook's knife

Types of Blades

The Right Blade for Every Purpose

The edge is the business end of a knife. It is skillfully honed by hand and incredibly sharp. For different cutting tasks different blade shapes and edges are recommended.

The Differences:

Straight-edge blade: The straight edge allows a smooth and clean cut. When carving no fibres are torn out of the meat. This edge can be used for firm and soft food like meat, vegetables and fruit.

Serrated-edge blade: The wavy or serrated edge allows an easy cut through crusty food like a traditional roast and crispy bread.

Hollow-edge blade: When cutting an air pocket is created between the hollow edge and the slice. This prevents the food from sticking to the blade and allows for finer slices.

Cleaning & Storage

Proper care for long-lasting cooking enjoyment

If you value your tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel.

Wash

For proper storage we recommend the following options:

  • Knife blocks in a variety of shapes, colors and configurations. The handy knife block provides protection for your blades as well as a visual compliment to your kitchen decor.
  • Magnet Bars in wood, synthetic material or aluminum. Two extra strong magnet segments provide a safe, easily visible and space-saving storage option.
  • Cook's cases in rolls and briefcase styles. This is the ideal method for professionals to store and transport their tools safely.

About Wusthof

Since 1814 Wusthof has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged knives.

Today the family business is in its seventh generation of ownership, under the management of Harald Wusthof.

Wusthof knives are manufactured by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany.

Wusthof applies sustainable practices to their production facilities: Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to their manufacturing facility, they clean and reuse water to reduce water usage, and they reuse scrap materials rather than creating waste.

In addition to knives, Wusthof offers an assortment of cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo--a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality.



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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ZynWoof on November 24, 2010
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It does cut through sticky-type substances without sticking or goo all over the knife (I am trying to avoid saying it did a great job cutting the cheese, which it did). I also cut through a chocolate bunt cake with really sticky, wet, gooey icing, and voila, it cut clean over and over again! Love it. Worth every penny!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Bates on April 19, 2012
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The Wusthof knives are the best in my opinion. This "cheese" knife is extremely well-made and durable. Fits the hand easily and maintains the edge forever (or at least as long as I have been using it). You pay more for the quality, but it is well worth it.
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Note: my knife came with a value-priced set - Wusthof 4-pc. Gourmet Wine and Cheese Set - that was actually priced below the price of the knife along (at the time of this review).

The knife is designed specifically for soft cheeses such as Camembert and Brie, but it works well with cheeses such as gorgonzola and other blues too. What I love is the balance, the sharp blade and the hole pattern that keeps very soft cheeses from sticking to the blade. The product description on this page claims that this is a forged knife - it's actually a stamped knife made from 'forged' steel. That is not a detriment since stamped knives are perfect for cheese and other lighter uses.

Total length is about a quarter inch short of ten inches: the blade is five inches with a poly handle that is 4.75 inches. This is a razor sharp knife that needs to be handled and stored with care. While this is claimed to be dishwasher safe I recommend against that. I hand wash mine and towel dry it.

Bottom line: this is a quality knife with a well thought out design for its intended use. Moreover, it is a beautifully constructed piece of German manufacturing and will last a lifetime with proper care.
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Shipped quickly, great for tomatoes as well as cheese. Really a sharp knife to cut thin slices.
will use it often
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7 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A. Grow on July 19, 2011
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It truly pains me to write this review. I have several Wusthof knives that I have slowly purchased over the years. I love them. I did a lot of research before buying my first ones. I recently used my SIL's cheese knife from Cutco and it was AWESOME. It sliced so thinly, so easily. My family eats a lot of cheese, so I'm always slicing some. I've always hated slicing cheese and have bought various planers and slicers over the years hoping for something better. When her Cutco knife was so great, I assumed the Wusthof one would at least be as good, if not better. I've used other Cutco knives and don't like them AT ALL. I hate the handle, I hate the blade. Even though there are tons and tons of excellent reviews for their cheese knife online, I let my snobbery get the better of me. It happened to be my birthday, so this cheese knife is what I asked for. I really couldn't find any reviews for the Wusthof knife, and only one store in town carried it. I asked if I could try it first and they said no. So we ordered from amazon. I am so disappointed. It's a sharp knife, but is not any better at slicing cheese than my other sharp knifes. As a sharp knife for cutting other things, I give it 5 stars, but this is specifically marketed as a cheese knife, and for that I give it 1 star. I had the Cutco rep come to my house today so I could compare them side by side, and I was right. That Cutco knife slices through the cheese like butter. I was making paper thin slices of cheddar, pepper jack and mozzarella with ease. This knife is going back tomorrow. I ordered the cutco knife today, and will be serving paper-thin cheese slices with my serving of crow. That's what I get for being a snob.
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