One singular piece of high-carbon stainless steel is used to forge the blade of the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 6" Utility knife. Longer than a paring knife but narrower than a chef's knife, this utility knife presents as a highly versatile kitchen essential. It easily slices larger cuts of meat, fruits, and vegetables, while still being small enough to peel. The ideal sandwich knife, the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood utility knife can cut medium-density foods of all types. Wüsthof hand-hones and laser-tests the cutting edge of each blade to ensure superior quality, the resulting blade is 30% sharper and better at maintaining its precision edge than most other knives.
The finest features of all the other Wüsthof lines culminate into the esteemed Ikon series that this knife represents. Form and function unite in harmony in the weighted, double bolster that delivers ultimate cutting control and balance while leaving a lasting visual impression with its strikingly elegant appearance. The precision forward bolster of the Wusthof Ikon utility knife grants access to the complete length of the blade, which allows for full use of the blade while slicing and cutting as well as for effortless sharpening of the entire edge.
The contoured, ergonomically-designed handle completes this Wusthof utility knife, with a full tang and triple-riveting to provide a comfortable experience as well as permanent security. With its extraordinary density and high resin content, the African Blackwood used for the handle offers significantly reduced contraction and expansion over other types of wood as well as gorgeous deep purple to brownish black hues. Farming of African Blackwood is tightly restricted by local government for environmental sustainability, only small harvests are permitted of this distinctive wood. Finally, Wüsthof bestows this striking, state-of-the-art knife with its distinguished trident logo etched into the end of the handle. The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 6" Utility Knife should be hand washed only.
Each Wusthof knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.