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Wusthof Gourmet 6-Inch Cook's Knife


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  • 6-inch cook's knife for slicing, chopping, and quartering fruits, vegetables, and meats
  • Stamped from high-carbon steel with a stain-resistant alloy
  • Synthetic polypropylene handle is triple riveted for durability
  • Precisely tapered from base to tip; no bolster
  • Made in Germany; hand wash for best results; limited lifetime warranty


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1 x 1.5 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001FATB4
  • Item model number: 4562-7/16
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,569 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Cook's knives are indispensable kitchen helpers. This 6-inch cook's knife by Wusthof is no exception. Use it to perform a wide variety of cutting chores, from mincing and chopping to slicing and dicing fruit, vegetables, meat, and more. For enhanced efficiency, its large blade surface can also be used to scoop and carry minced or cubed ingredients to waiting pans or bowls. Overall, the cook's knife measures approximately 11 by 2-1/2 by 1/2 inches.

Like other knives in Wusthof's Gourmet collection, the knife features a special blend of high-carbon German stainless steel throughout the whole length of the knife for exceptional strength and balance. Wusthof knives also provide sharp, precisely tempered blades for safe, efficient use. Laser tested for accuracy, the unique, compound angle of the blade tapers from the spine of the knife to the edge to create a sturdy, yet extremely sharp cutting surface. Another thoughtful detail includes the handles, which come riveted and ergonomically designed for a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Solingen Germany, "The Cutlery Capital of the World", Wusthof knives carry a limited lifetime warranty and should be hand washed for best results.

From the Manufacturer

Gourmet series
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Gourmet Cutlery Series

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.

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.

Manufacturing
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Modern Manufacturing

With modern manufacturing techniques, Wusthof is using laser cutting to craft its stamped knives. Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut steel in precise shapes. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the steel being cut. The material then burns away, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

The remaining processes are similar to the manufacturing of forged knives.

Manufacturing
Automated steps ensure precise results.
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Stamped knives are usually thinner, lighter and lack a little of the balance of forged knives; therefore, requiring a firmer grip and more pressure when chopping and mincing. They are usually priced lower than forged cutlery, because the process can be performed at incredible speeds and reduced labor and material costs. Today, high-quality stamped knives deliver excellent cutting and ability and light-weight maneuverability favored by some cooks.

Precisely cut with the latest state-of-the-art laser technology
  • A wide assortment offers you knives for all purposes
  • For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts
  • Manufactured from one piece of steel (Chrom Molybdenum Vanadium)
  • Extraordinary sharpness is easy to maintain
  • Comfortable synthetic full-tang handle for all blades longer than 12 cm
  • Made in Solingen, Germany
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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.

High-Quality Manufacturing: Then and Now

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About Wusthof

A Tradition of Quality Since 1814

Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty first century production methods.

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.

A Commitment to the Environment

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.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul Yoshida on October 23, 2010
I am posting this review in response to another customer who rated the knife 2 stars simply because it was "stamped." FYI, stamped means that a blade was basically cut/"stamped out" of a large sheet of metal, then ground and sharpened. Common sense dictates that not every stamped knife is equal. Also, that a knife is "fully forged" does not automatically qualify it for a superior rating. It is true that the best knives in the world are hand forged by master blade smiths, then sharpened by craftsmen trained to do nothing else(these knives cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars). Such knives are the best because they were made with meticulous attention to detail and with masterful skill that cannot be replicated easily in a mass production scenario. As an aside, though this is my personal preference, I have an extreme aversion against fully bolstered heels on a chef's or cooks knife(exceptions could be applied to boning knives, since it could serve to protect your hand...but there are other ways to do that). Not only do they limit the functionality of the heel, they are extremely bothersome for re-sharpening. For this reason alone, I would rather own the "stamped" Wusthof gourmet line of knives instead of the fully forged classic line(not to be confused with the classic ikon line, which is an even more expensive Wusthof line and by all indications an excellent set of knives). Anyway, my point is that a fully forged knife isn't always better in every way. There are several very good affordable options including the A.G. Russell non-forged knives(AUS8A steel, an excellent choice, takes and holds a wicked edge!), and the Forschner/Victorinox line of knives. These would beat out many fully forged knives in function and cost!Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 25, 2011
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Very good reviews by the previous two writer, which I agree. All in all, it is a good buy and the knife is good enough for me and will be for most kitchen creatures.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Warren J. Dew on December 15, 2008
Wusthof built their reputation on high quality kitchen knives with forged stainless steel blades - and those knives are among the best in the world.

This knife, however, is not one of those knives. This knife, from Wusthof's "Gourmet" line, has a less expensive, and inferior, stamped blade - similar to what's available from other manufacturers for a fraction of the price.

The reason the best chef's knives have a forged blade is partly because the forging process improves the microstructure of the metal, even with the same alloy - but it's also partly because the shape of the resulting blade can be better controlled. This means tha forged chef's knives can be thicker along the back to provide the perfect stiffness for the rapid chopping and slicing actions used for food preparation while retaining a thin, sharp edge. A stamped blade is made from metal sheets with a uniform thickeness, and so can't achieve this perfect shape.

Fortunately, Wusthof does also continue to make the high quality knives on which they built their reputation. If that is what you are looking for - a Wusthof knife that will provide a lifetime of pleasurable use - you will want to take a look at the Wüsthof Classic 6-Inch Cook's Knife instead.
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By Kirt L. Martin on July 18, 2014
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SWEET!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on December 30, 2012
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While this is a great knife, it was not at all what I was expecting. I have been buying Wusthof knives for my parents as gifts for years, but I procrastinated this year and instead going to my normal store, I bought the knife here online. Regrettably, I did not read the reviews beforehand to figure out that this is the lesser Gourmet line of Wusthof's knives.

The knife is fine, and my mother - who does not care about name brands - was grateful as always. My only complaint is that the picture was misleading.

I was expecting my normal Wusthof and was disappointed by the packaging and the "stamp" that was printed on the handle (instead of the normal "W" sticker). Alas, shame on me for not paying better attention. But Warren, you were right. I should have gone for the Classic line.
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