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Comparing Wusthof, Cutco, Victorinox, and Wolfgang Puck
on December 11, 2013
I own multiple Chef's Knives with varying quality. I own a cheap Wolfgang Puck cutlery set that I purchased for $35 at Sams Club (which includes the Chef's Knife). I also own a Cutco Chef's Knife that I received as a gift almost 10 yrs ago. I recently purchased a Wusthof Cook's Knife based on America's Test Kitchen recommendation, and I received this Victorinox as a gift.
Let me cut to the case before I go into details:
I'm shocked at how good this knife is for the price. This is without a question, the best Chef's Knife for the price.
Here is what I like about each:
-Victorinox is very sharp and cuts precisely. Includes a plastic sheath to protect the knife when not in use.
-Wolfgang Puck has very little I like about it besides the price.
-Cutco has a contoured handle that feels very comfortable in your hand. It has stayed sharp with minimal sharpening required over the last decade. The quality is good.
-Wusthof is the only one with a very good, balanced weight. Quality is also the best. Also is very sharp and cuts precisely.
Here is what I don't like about each:
-Victorinox has a plastic handle that feels a little cheap, and the weight is not very heavy or balanced.
-Wolfgang Puck does not stay sharp or cut very precisely. Doesn't have a good weight either.
-Cutco has an okay weight. Heavier than the Victorinox and Wolfgang, but not as balanced or heavy as the Wusthof.
-Wusthof doesn't have many negatives besides the price.
I end up using the Victorinox more than the other knives, because I don't have to worry about the care or damaging it as much since it's a fraction of the price, and it works really well. If I'm cutting up quite a few items, I'll use the Wusthof because the weight does help to make it a little less work in the end.
If you want the best knife, purchase the Wusthof, but if you want a good knife for a good price, this is definitely the one to go with.