Wusthoff is a family-owned business that was founded more than two hundred years ago in Solingen Germany. Now held by the seventh generation, Wusthoff has become one of the world’s leading brands in the design and manufacture of quality knives.
Solingen has developed a reputation for the manufacture of top-quality knives. There is even legislation that protects the Solingen name. According to the Solingen Decree, any knife made in that city must comply with rigorous standards of quality craftsmanship. The Wusthoff chef’s knife does.
Wusthoff Kitchen Knives Review: Notable Features
A chef’s knife is an indispensable kitchen tool. Used for slicing, dicing, shredding and chopping fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, this is the most versatile knife in any collection. Choose the right one and make light work of your kitchen chores.
Designed in Consultation with Chefs
The Wusthoff chef’s knife has been designed in consultation with chefs. It is part of the Classic range which is the best-selling series in a wide range of Wusthoff knives.
The Wusthoff chef’s knife with 8-inch blade has a full tang that is firmly riveted onto the 5-inch handle with three rivets. The tang adds strength and durability to the knife. It also helps to balance the knife for better leverage.
Weighing in at 8 ounces, this is not the lightest chef’s knife around, but it has good balance and heft.
High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade
The blade is forged from high carbon stainless steel, with a Rockwell Shore Hardness of 58. Forged knives are more durable than stamped knives. They are harder and will hold an edge for longer.
The blade curves along the front. This makes it particularly good for cutting using a rocking motion. It tapers to a fine point for the delicate cutting work. The edge has been laser cut to a precise sharpness with Precision Edge technology, making it 20% sharper than earlier Wusthoff blades. The technology also ensures that the edge will hold for twice as long.
The sharpening angle for the blade is 14°. Both sides of the blade are angled.
The blade repels stains and is resistant to corrosion. Handwash the knife in warm, soapy water and towel dry it to preserve its edge.
Ergonomic Bolster and Handle
The Wusthoff chef’s knife has a full bolster and finger guard. The bolster is the thickened area between the handle and blade. It adds durability and strength and improves control and balance.
The well-shaped ergonomic handle is molded from durable synthetic polymer that won’t discolor or fade. It is also a hygienic option since there is nowhere for bacteria to linger.
Wusthoff cover their knives with a limited lifetime warranty.