As with all Wusthof knives, the Ikon Blackwood 8” Cook's knife is forged from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel. The blade of this knife is extremely versatile: The front section deftly handles more detailed tasks, while the rest of the knife can be reserved for handling larger jobs. This knife is capable of easily slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping almost anything, use it for meat, vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This sort of knife is an indispensable, all-purpose knife at home in any kitchen. The 8 inch size is well-suited for medium-to-large foods and cooking family-sized meals: This is the most popular size of the most popular knife style.
Wusthof uses laser testing to ensure that each hand-honed cutting edge is truly superior to other brand knives when it comes to sharpness and maintaining blade precision. The Ikon series takes the finest features of all the other Wusthof lines and combines them into the pinnacle of Wusthof quality. Impressively elegant in appearance, the weighted, double bolster provides the ultimate experience in balance and cutting control. 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 all the slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping. The contoured, ergonomically-designed handle completes this knife, with a full tang and triple-riveting allowing for comfort as well as permanent security.
As if this knife weren’t strikingly beautiful enough, Wusthof delivers the coup de maître by selecting African Blackwood (Grenadill) for the handle. Admired for its deep purple to brownish black tones, African Blackwood ranks among the hardest and most dense wood in the world, thereby offering significantly reduced contraction and expansion over other types of wood. Only small harvests are permitted of this fine, valuable wood, as local government protects its environmental sustainability. Finally, Wusthof bestows this culinary work of art with the distinguished trident logo etched into the end of the handle. To provide the best care, wash your Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Chef's knife by hand only.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Cook's knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.