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Wüsthof is a manufacturer of high quality knives, based in Solingen, Germany since 1814. The family owned company sells kitchen knives, shears, pocket knives and other food preparation accessories.
The production of Wüsthof’s knives follows strict rules in order to achieve the finest quality, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly. Today more than 350 forged knives are available in the Wüsthof assortment, along with cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo.
All Wüsthof knives are precision forged except for the stamped Emeril, Gourmet and laser cut Silverpoint series. Quality of Wusthof knives is assured by a system of forty manufacturing processes per item. All Wüsthof knives, besides the exceptions cited above, have the formula "X 50 Cr Mo 15" etched into their blade, signifying that each is made with 0.5% carbon, 15% chromium and unspecified but smaller amounts of molybdenum and vanadium.
Wusthof's main series include:
Two of the lines proposed by the company, the Classic and Grand Prix, were the top rated knives in a test of knives conducted by Consumer Reports in November 2005, and have consistently received high ratings by Cook’s Illustrated magazine. The Wüsthof knives are used by famous chefs worldwide, including Martha Stewart for the Classic Range, Gordon Ramsay for the Classic Ikon Range, Jamie Oliver for both the Classic and Ikon and Emeril Lagasse for the special line named after him: the Emeril.