Wüsthof produces its knives out of Solingen, Germany. Since 1814 this family owned and managed company has produced high quality tools known universally around the world.
Each product is made to last and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Currently I do not have a ultility knife in my kit, but this knife fills that role nicely. It is extremely versatile with the ability to take on almost any task. This is a great tool for the amatuer home cook or seasoned chef!
Weight: 7.6 ounces; this light knife boasts some fantastic heft, cleaving through tougher vegetables with ease. The weight of the knife is balanced more towards the handle offering an extremely light tool, especially if the user chokes up on the handle.
Design and Appearance: 58 HRC, high carbon stainless steel, Precision Edge Technology – the blade is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention – Polyoxymethylene handle, a synthetic material with a tighter molecular structure to resist fading; standard European handle design offering a fully comfortable grip. Full tang construction with no bolster to allow sharpening of the entire cutting surface. The hollow edge creates air pockets, reducing drag and friction while helping to loosen food from the blade.
Use and Application: It has no issue breaking down tough skin vegetables like winter squash. It makes quick work of any lighter vegetable too. The 7-inch blade offers slightly more control than an 8-inch knife which makes this knife perfect for mincing onions, slicing vegetables and other medium sized tasks. The softer steel does make for frequent sharpenings under heavy use, but overall the blade holds a nice edge and can be sharpened to a razor edge.
Price: Ranges from $109.72 (amazon) up to $139.00 at various sites (William-Sonoma, Sur la Table) MSRP is $177.00
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