The blade of the Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood 8” Bread knife is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel and serrated to easily slice through thick crust without damaging the delicate insides of various foods. Large enough to capably cut the largest of loaves, this knife also adeptly handles cakes, fruits, and fried food. Its triangular tip helps make it versatile enough for these assorted tasks.
Wüsthof hand-hones and laser tests each cutting edge for quality assurance, resulting in an edge that is 30% sharper and better at maintaining blade precision than most other brand’s knives. The Ikon line combines the best features of all of Wüsthof's lines. Form harmonizes with function as the weighted, double bolster provides ultimate balance and cutting control while still offering a striking, elegant appearance.
The precision forward bolster provides access to the complete length of the blade for effortless sharpening of the entire blade, as well as utilization of the full edge while cutting and slicing. A contoured, ergonomically-designed handle complete with a full tang and triple-riveting allows for comfort as well as permanent security. The handle is crafted from African Blackwood and proudly displays Wüsthof’s renowned trident logo etched into the heel.
As the world's densest wood as well as one of the world's hardest, African Blackwood expands and contracts far less than other types of wood. The farming of this fine, valuable wood is strictly controlled by the local government for environmental sustainability and only a small supply is readily available. Truly an unparalleled union of aesthetics and functional versatility, the Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood 8” Bread knife is an essential work of art for any kitchen.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Bread knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.