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Wusthof Classic 4-½-Inch Chef's Knife
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- High carbon stainless steel
- Riveted high-impact ergonomic handle
- Full tang
- New edge technology makes each side sharper by 14 degrees, doubling sharpness retention
- Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
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200 Years of Knives
Wüsthof is a family business, which was founded back in 1814 in Solingen, Germany.
Today, Wüsthof's forged knives bearing the famous Trident logo are manufactured at 3 production plants in Solingen, which has become known as the 'City of Blades'.
Wüsthof Classic Chef's Knife
Classic Series: Wüsthof's best-selling product line
Wüsthof''s Classic Chef's Knife is the work horse of the kitchen, or the essential kitchen knife. The Chef's knife is an indispensable all-purpose kitchen knife that can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Due to the weight and balance of the knife, it is also perfect for heavy duty work such as cutting thicker vegetables and meats.
- Precision-forged, full tang knife
- Contoured handle for optimal comfort
- Full bolster and finger guard
- Hand-honed for razor-like sharpness
- Tempered to 58⁰ Rockwell
- Limited lifetime warranty
Precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel that resists stains and corrosion.
Precise Edge Technology
Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention.
Triple Riveted Handle
Full tang is triple riveted to the polymer handle for exceptional durability and seamless, completely hygienic fit.
Full Bolster & Finger Guard
Wüsthof's Classic Chef's Knife features a full bolster and finger guard for safety, comfort, and control.
- Dimensions: 1.0 IN x 12.6 IN x 2.8 IN
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To my disappointment the knife that came from amazon was clearly used! The knife was dull compared to other Wusthof knives and there was inconsistent edge wear, the handle had some scratches on it, the package was ok but allow easy repackaging.
I needed the knife right away and for me it is easier to resharpen the knife then complaining and sending it back. The blade holds an edge very well, needs some touches from time to time to keep it razor sharp. A good honing steel is a best friend - make sure it has recommended hardness.
The finger guard comes down to a sharp edge at the bottom and you can possibly be use it for opening cans if you really have to. The blade is wide enough to use it as beverage cup lifter - just be careful as continuous opening a bottles of beer may effect your ability of opening a beer and you can cut yourself with a very sharp knife.
The wusthof x50crMoV15 is relatively high carbon (0.5%) and very good corrosion resistance steel. The shape and the length of the knife really makes it comfortable and safe for some chopping, slicing, its not bad for pairing and even pealing. The handle is on a slimmer side for my hands but very comfortable- a bit beefier might be better for larger hands.
I think the knife does not come in any of the sets and is a very good compromise between larger 8-10 inch chief knives and smaller utility-paring. Instead of using block of knives I currently use only three knives on a magnet strip for cooking. I've noticed that I grab this knife sometimes when I would normally use it's larger brother 8-inch chief's classic ikon.
Overall the it's a great versatile high-quality knife that can be used for many tasks. Do not use in dishwasher and highly recommend using magnetic knife rack.
Small enough to use for paring and peeling, large enough to chop and dice. Sharpens easily, grip is comfortable, and bolster allows a sharp blade all the way to the heel AND prevents finger cuts from slipping up the heel.
If I had a sheath for this knife, it could easily be my EDC and camp knife. This knife and a good hatchet and folder would let you handle almost any hunting or camping chores, especially if fish/game/vegetable processing were involved. It's that versatile.
I don't know all the fancy lingo some others are using, but if you like a nice professionally-feeling knife for slicing, this one is totally worth the money! Even if you aren't a chef!
This little knife is the perfection of the traditional German shape. Incidentally, I've found that I use this size of knife more on a daily basis than I use my 10" chef's knife or my paring knife combined. It is the perfect size for the many small cutting and slicing tasks I perform on a regular basis. It is extremely well-balanced, well-forged, and aesthetically pleasing both tactilely and visually.
As a most unexpected and delightful addition to my knife set, filling a need I didn't realize I had, this knife is highly recommended.
Definitely worth the price.