A single piece of high-carbon stainless steel is used to forge the blade of the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 5” Santoku knife, which offers a hollow edge to creates air pockets between the food and blade, preventing delicate slices from sticking to the blade as it’s used. This Japanese chef's knife excels at slicing, mincing, dicing, and chopping nearly everything, ideal for fish, meats, and vegetables.
Wüsthof uses laser testing to ensure that each hand-honed cutting edge is truly superior to other brand knives in both sharpness and blade precision maintenance.
The best features from all of Wusthof's lines are combined to form the unsurpassed quality of the Ikon line. Impressively elegant in appearance, the weighted, double bolster provides the ultimate experience in cutting control and balance. The precision forward bolster offers access to the complete length of the blade, which delivers effortless sharpening of the entire edge, as well as full use of the blade while you slice, mince, dice and chop. The full tang and triple-riveting allow for comfort and permanent security in the contoured, ergonomically-designed handle.
With superior density, the African Blackwood used for the handle expands and contracts far less than other types of wood and is much sought for its distinctive deep purple to brownish black tones. The harvesting of all African Blackwood is controlled by the local government and restricted for environmental sustainability. An unparalleled union of aesthetics and functional versatility, Wusthof presents this knife with their distinguished trident logo etched into the end of the handle. Hand wash only.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 5" santoku knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.