Wusthof making Japanese-style knives? Alert the media!
Actually, Wusthof has come a long way recently in redesigning its knives to meet needs of today’s chef.
This knife is a good example. The full bolster that prevented re-sharpening is gone. The shape is a departure from the traditional German styling and the knife itself is lighter and sharper.
It’s still a Wusthof, though, make no mistake. If you think you might want to try out the real deal, check out the Shun Classic Chef’s Knife. That knife will be a little bit thinner, lighter and sharper.
But the Wusthof version will surely delight. The granton cutouts in the high-carbon blade keep food from sticking to it and the handle features a non-slip grip.
This knife is dishwasher-safe but, as with any high-carbon knife, you’re better off washing it by hand.
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