Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black
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- Versatile, workhorse 8-inch cook's knife, ideal for slicing, mincing, and dicing all kinds of food
- Precision forged from single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel; laser-controlled and tested cutting edge
- Double bolsters provide heft and balance for effortless cutting; full tang extends through the handle
- Triple-riveted black handle with innovative contoured design for comfortable, secure grip
- Hand washing recommended; backed by limited lifetime ; made in Germany
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Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's Knife
The Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's knife with 20 cm blade is rests in your hand perfectly. Its is slightly heavier than many knives of this size so will suit those who prefer the heft of the knife to help when cutting.
-Fully forged form a single piece of steel.
-Modern design features a shortened bolster.
-Precision-forged from a single blank of high carbon stainless steel.
-Full tang that is triple riveted to the handle for precise control.
-Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention.
-Each knife is expertly crafted in the same legendary city for the last 200 years, Solingen, Germany.
-Family owned for seven generations, each knife is crafted in accorance with our core values of Passion, Diligence, and Perfection.
-Crafted from X50 CR Mo 15 steel, Wusthof knives are created using a special alloy of high-carbon stain-free steel.
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Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black
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This is one of the more expensive knives I had been looking for a long time, however, when it had a price drop, I gathered my Amazon points and rang it up.
Upon arrival, it's edge was razor sharp. That means that it was able to push cut right through glossy paper with ease. There were no jagged edges, sloppy trails, or stoppage. It glided right through the paper until the whole page was shredded. It
According to other website descriptions this chef knife from the Ikon line has a 58 Rockwell Hardness and a 14 degree cutting edge, as compared to other European knives which typically have a cutting edge around 20 degrees. This means that the knife can have easier time cutting through foods.
It's one of those knives that I always wanted when I started collecting culinary knives, and, now that I have it, it lives up to the hype and to its price. These knives are made to last with proper care and I'm thrilled to have it in my collection.
The packaging was the only weak point. You'll need a sheath or some device for proper storage when it arrives. My knife arrived in plastic and a cardboard sheath. I tried to keep it in there until I got a sheath for it, but I put it in the drawer at a bad angle and the tip of the knife slid into the wood frame above the cabinet. There was no force behind this and it slid in with ease. DON'T DO THAT. Knife came out fine, still sharp, but it's best to avoid these situations in the first place.
I normally sharpen my own knives but the 14 degree angle on this guy means there's less room for error than your more standard American edges that are around 18-20 degrees. Wusthof has a sharpening service where they put your knife back on the factory line and it's resharpened to an edge like a brand new knife. It's $3 plus whatever it costs you to ship to their factory (it was about $6-7 for me; they cover return shipping). Great deal and I can attest that it really is a factory level edge and shaves hair off my arm like it did when it was brand new.
I hand wash this knife and have a good hone. If you're looking at a $100+ knife you probably already do that, but it's worth mentioning that's how you retain a sharp edge much longer.
This is easily the nicest knife I've ever used. The heft feels great in my hand. Using it makes me feel like I'm doing "serious business" cutting.
I've been cooking at an amateur level for 36 years and can't believe I waited so long to get a knife like this.
I really want more of these knives.
I don't think you need a bunch of tools in the kitchen, 3 knives really, chefs knife, pairing knife and a good serrated knife, so I expect them to hold up to daily use and multi task. I use this knife for tough skinned squash, cutting up chickens and other jobs when I really appreciate the weight of it, I'm not having to muscle through I also expect my knife to hold it's edge despite heavy work so that it would make nice clean work with delicate jobs like chopping chives, sage, garlic and other herbs without crushing them and this knife does. The 8" blade, for me, is a perfect fit for any job, not to big for herbs and veggies, not to small for larger cuts of meat. When I'm doing a lot of cooking (holidays) I give it a quick sharpening about 1X a week otherwise maybe 1X a month and I treat it right...wash...hand dry...in the knife block and no cutting on damaging surfaces. Oh yeah..it's pretty too!
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