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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.
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|Blade Material Type||Alloy||carbon||Carbon||Stainless Steel||Carbon||Steel|
|Item Weight||2.88 ounces||—||900 lbs||0.5 lb||4.8 ounces||—|
|Material Type||High Carbon Stainless Steel Cutlery||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Steel||—||Steel|
|Size||4.5-Inch||6 IN||6 Inch||6 Inch||5" Length - Chef's Knife||8 Inch|
- Dimensions: 1.0 IN x 12.6 IN x 2.8 IN
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Like any knife, it will loose its factory edge after a few days (or hours, if you work in a prep-intensive kitchen like i do) of use. This knife is worthless without a steel, and i've found that after about a dozen proper passes over a diamond or sharpening steel (not a honing steel, so use a flat one, not a round one for all you home cooks out there) the knife can be returned to a state just short of its factory edge, which is practically unheard of with most knives. So if this is your first, or only knife, BUY A STEEL. And not jsut any steel, buy the Wusthof steel for this series (or if you want to get technical, any steel that has a higher rating on the Moh's Hardness scale than the knife does).
The one drawback I have found with this entire series of knives (i had 12 different wusthof classics) is that the polypropelene handles are prone to cracking after about a year of use. This can be due to heat, stress, dropping (i know some of you gasped at the thought, but in a fast-paced kitchen it happens) or other things, but after a time the handle will completely shatter. This happened first to my Santouku to the point that the knife was no longer usable. 5 of my other knives have hairline fractures running throught the handles. Recently, while opening a new concept in South Park, Charlotte, NC, my handle literally fell apart while i was using it. The blade and tange were still fine and i was able to glue the handle back together, but this knife will be retire to home-use only. 2 years is a long time for a professional knife, but part of me still expected more. I am unsure if Wusthof knives come with a factory or lifetime warranty, but be aware that handle fracture or shattering is a possibility after extended use. This also why i gave these knives a 4 instead of a 5.
In summary, these knives rock and beat out the competiton by a longshot. Better than japanese brands (MAC, Misono, Kikuichi, Global) by far a a straight-up workhorse for its durability and ability ot keep and hold an edge. After about a year of heavy professional grade use, however, look at replacing or upgrading as handle fracture could lead to the handle shattering. All around spectacular knife.
IF YOU ARE A HOMECOOK ONLY: Buy this knife. It will be the only one you ever need.
I wrote this review because I am about to pass her on to a young family member showing an interest in the culinary arts and started getting all sentimental. lol
If they are still making them anything like they did twenty years ago, buy it.
With that said, if you do get sent the real version of this product, it is definitely 5 stars. I love all of my Wusthof knives, but this is my new favorite. It is incredibly sharp and well balanced, comfortable grip, and looks really nice. Worth the money, just be careful of vendors selling fakes!