Wusthof Classic Knives – One Blade To Rule Them All

by paulb on May 12, 2012

Wusthof Classic Knives

Chefs the world over always have a set of knives they bring with them on kitchen duty, and more often than not, a couple of Wusthof Classic knives are included in a chefs’ arsenal. The knives bear the mark of an exceptionally sharp German blade that can slice, dice, chop, and mince with precision. The sharpness of the knife is the most important feature that chefs look for, followed closely by heft and balance. A sharp blade may not be fully maximized if the handle is lacking in weight. When held, the knife should feel as if it is a single piece of steel that can easily be controlled. Without balance, the knife would feel heavier on one side making it difficult to handle. Having a balanced knife is important for safe handling because the person operating a very sharp object is prone to accidental cuts and nicks.

Seal of Craftsmanship

Wusthof Classic knives are made to meet the very basic conditions chefs look for in a knife. There is this notion that no knives are the same because each of them is built and seasoned differently. Wusthof debunks this belief because each knife that comes out of the production line is built and carefully examined by experts to ensure that it bears the seal of craftsmanship that the manufacturer is known for. The knife is designed to keep the knife firmly planted on the cutting board with little to no rocking action that could sometimes lead to accidents especially when cutting is done in a very quick action.

Durability

When it comes to the issue of durability, Wusthof Classic knives are considered one of the best German creations when it comes to longevity. From a quick inspection of the knife, one can feel easily how sturdy it is because of its precision-forged blade. This means that the entire length of the blade all the way to the bolster and tang is a solid piece. There is no chance of the blade spine detaching from the handle because both are from the same high carbon steel. The three-rivet design is what distinguishes the Wusthof Classic line from over 300 other designs that Wusthof has in its line of cutleries. This particular design is especially used by chefs for straight chopping and dicing, but given its durability, it can be used for other purposes and there is no fear of breakage or the handle slipping off the tang. If there is one knife brand that does not fail its owner, it would be Wusthof.