Like all Wüsthof knives, the blade of the Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood 5" Boning knife is forged from a single piece of specially tempered, high-carbon stainless steel, and tapers from the spine to make it sturdy, yet flexible. The inward curve is ideal for removing bone from meat, while the sharp tip is best at trimming fat and sinews as well as cutting through tendons. The narrowness of the blade helps reach tricky places, like working around joints. The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood boning knife is made for using with almost all meats, such as chicken, ham, lamb, and beef.
The hand-honed cutting edge of Wüsthof knives is better at maintaining blade precision and 30% sharper than most other knives, and Wüsthof uses laser testing to ensure this quality. The Ikon line is a combination of the best features from all of Wüsthof's lines. Form meets function in complete harmony as the weighted, double bolster provides ultimate balance and cutting control while still creating an impressively elegant appearance. The precision forward bolster grants access to the complete length of the blade, which allows for effortless sharpening of the entire edge, as well as full use of the blade during the intricate, detailed work of boning and trimming.
Wüsthof knives are a work of art and innovation that comes complete with a contoured handle, full tang and triple-riveting, offering comfort as well as providing permanent security. The handle is crafted from African Blackwood, which, aside from offering gorgeous tones from deep purple to brownish black, ranks among the world’s densest and hardest of woods. The stability of this wood results in far less expansion and contraction than other woods. The farming of all African Blackwood is controlled by the local government and restricted to a small allotment, and so is environmentally secure. A work of art such as this would be incomplete without the artist’s signature: Wüsthof’s classic logo is proudly etched into the end as a witness to its quality and innovation. For caring for your Wusthof Ikon Blackwood boning knife you should hand wash only.
The Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood Boning knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.