As with all the knives in the Ikon series, the blade of the Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood 3” Hollow Edge Straight Paring Knife is forged from a singular piece of high-carbon stainless steel for exceptional strength and balance. With its straight, 3” blade, this blade excels at clean and intricate cuts. Ideal to clean and cut vegetables, use it as well to mince shallots, onions and fresh herbs with its precise depth control. The hollow edge design forms pockets of air between the blade and the food as you slice, preventing pieces of food from sticking to the blade as you work. Perfect for any light chopping, peeling, coring or garnishing tasks.
Wüsthof uses a unique Precision Edge technology (PEtec) that forms a remarkably sharp blade that can retain its edge up to 30% longer, and laser-tests each blade for accuracy. The Ikon line takes the best qualities of Wüsthof’s fine series of knives and combines them into one line of unsurpassed quality. Form and function harmonize in the weighted, double bolster, delivering ultimate cutting control and balance in the striking, elegant appearance. The forward bolster design enables sharpening of the fully length of the blade, with an inward curve that allows greater control at your fingertips as you mince, chop, peel and slice. 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, which, as the world's densest wood as well as one of the world's hardest, expands and contracts far less than other types of wood. Admired for its deep purple to brownish black tones, only small harvests are permitted of this rare wood, as local government protects its environmental sustainability.
The illustrious Wüsthof logo is etched into the end of the handle to authenticate its supreme quality. Hand wash only. Each Wusthof knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.