Wusthof is among the most reputable and established names in the kitchen knife industry. The company, which is based in Germany, has been in the business of manufacturing the best quality knives for almost two centuries now. This brand is primarily recognized for making precision forged knives that are designed to ensure excellent performance. The forging process has been mainly used in the manufacturing of these knives by skilled workers assisted by the latest technological innovations. This Wusthof knives review will look into the distinct qualities and features of the several lines of products the company currently offers to the market. It will look into the various characteristics which make these knives favorites by professionals and home chefs alike.

Wusthof Knives Review

Wusthof knives can be classified by a number of lines or models. These sets are made and designed to cater to different kinds of preferences and styles of the person using them. Most of these lines of knives feature forged blades and are made with remarkable attention to detail and meticulous hand finishing. They are distinct from each other though when it comes to handle designs. The various models include the Wusthof Ikon Knives, Wusthof Classic Knives, Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu, Wusthof Culinar, Wusthof Grand Prix II and Wusthof Gourmet.  This Wusthof knives review will try to help you select which would be the perfect line for you by discussing in detail the various choices.

Wusthof Ikon Knives
The Wusthof Ikon Knives are forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel and feature specially designed bolsters.  The handles for this line were designed to give comfort and control, have a seamless hygienic fit, triple-riveted handle shells, and full tang. The tapered bolster is specially designed in order that the user’s fingers will be protected from the blade’s edge. Added to that, this tapered bolster will also give the user an easy time while working with this particular knife model.  Sharpening the blade will not be also a problem. Meanwhile the handle is comfortable to the hands with its three rivets design and is well balanced. The polished edge and the sharp edge of the spine on the other hand have been nicely ground down.

Wusthof Classic Knives – *Best Kitchen Knives Reviewed Top Performer*
Wusthof Classic knives are always favored by many because of their right amount of heft, high quality blades, excellently balanced bolster, and handles that are very comfortable. Made for the use of professional chefs and enthusiastic home cooks alike, they are forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel. Their handles have seamless ergonomic fits, triple-riveted handle shells and full tang. The bolster ensures that the user will have a firm grip so chopping, dicing, and slicing will be a precise and simple task.  The first time you use the knife, the blade may be duller however a once sharpened, this knife will be razor sharp and will remain sharp for a longer period than most knives.

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Wusthof Culinar Starter Set

Wusthof Culinar Knives*An Absolutely Stunning Knife Set*

Wusthof Culinar Knives are also forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel which like the other models makes it very strong. But what make this particular model distinct is its sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing design, both in fit and finish. This line is totally metal colored and has only one rivet in the handle instead of three. In terms of performance, these knives are exceptionally sharp. However there are users who may find these knives to be rather heavy in the hand and difficult to sharpen.

Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu Knives
Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu Knives are the product of the combined efforts of one of the world´s leading cooking academies and leaders in the knife industry, Le Cordon Bleu. This set is designed for people who prefer lighter weight knives. That is why this particular line is 30 % lighter when compared to the other models.  But like the other models, the knives in this line are also forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel and designed to have the perfect balanced for easy cutting. The full tang handle has a seamless ergonomic fit and triple-riveted handle shells. It as well has a specially designed bolster.

Wusthof Grand Prix II Knives
This particular line is described as bold and contemporary with outstanding performance. Like all the other models, these knives are also forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel. It has an improved handle which makes it perform well along with being comfortable. Users favored it for being hefty but not heavy, it has perfect balance and blade shape, and a good finishing as well as edge.

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Wusthof Gourmet - The Lowest Priced Wusthof's

Wusthof Gourmet Knives- Wusthof’s Budget Buy

What makes Wusthof Gourmet knives different from all the rest of the models is that the knives are stamped rather than forged.  They are manufactured from one piece of steel (Chrome Molybdenum Vanadium) and have synthetic and full tang handles. These knives are lighter than the forged kinds and cost significantly less. That is why this is intended for those working on a budget. The performance though is not as good as the other models.

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