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Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #28 in Chef's Knives


Pros: Sharp, Holds Edge, Comfortable Handle

Cons: Small blade, handle heavy

I received this knife as a gift and it came packaged with a ikon classic sharpener.  First high-end knife in my collection, and at first was very pleased with it; I liked the way it looked, felt, and performed for the small amount of work i used it for.  I mostly used it at home and on the line at work for the first few months that I had it.  Since starting a new job in a more upscale restaurant and being responsible for a lot more prep work I have started to find this knife just doesnt do it for me. It seems really small compared to other 8 inch knives i've used and after a few hours of constant dicing or chopping it starts to feel really unbalanced.  I have used an 8 inch Wusthof Classic and like it much better.  The old-fashioned handle and bigger belly on the blade really make a difference to me.  However, the blade does stay very sharp for a good amount of time with regular honing, and i much prefer this type of bolster to the Classic (or non-finger-guard).  This is a very good knife for more minor detail stuff, but for grunt work, it just doesnt stand up.

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Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black

The Cooks knife is the workhorse knife in any kitchen. Designed for a the multiple tasks of chopping, dicing and mincing. Wusthof Classic Ikon is a culmination of all the best features of each of the Wusthof knife lines. The combined riveted handle design is combined with a contoured shape to add comfort and control. The Classic Ikon adds a rear bolster that acts as a counter balance when using the knife. This second bolster adds significant blade control. Classic Ikon has a unique forward bolster as well. The forward partial bolster is designed so you can sharpen the complete length of the blade. This bolster is also curvered inwards to allow your fingers greater control while holding the knife by the blade. Located in The Cutlery Capital of the World, Solingen Germany, the Wusthof factory history goes back as far as 1814 when the company was listed with the Duchy of Berg. To this day, the company remains family owned. Throughout it’s history, WÜSTHOF has focused almost solely on the manufacturing of forged knives for the professional chef and home cooking enthusiast. Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. The ingredients of this steel are proudly etched on each blade. Wusthof not only uses the best materials to make a fine knife, but it is also crucial that each blade is precisely tempered. This tempering allows the knife to hold its edge for an extremely long time, yet still be able to be maintained in your home kitchen with out the need to be sent away for maintenance. Our unique compound angle is not seen in many knives. This angle tapers from the spine of the knife to the edge to allow for a sturdy, yet extremely sharp edge while it also tapers from the bolster to the tip to give the knife strength as well as flexibility.

List Price$175.00
Product GroupKitchen
Product Type NameABIS_KITCHEN
TitleWusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black
FeatureHand washing recommended; backed by limited lifetime warranty; made in Germany
BrandWusthof Classic Ikon
Height1 inches
Length12 inches
Width2 inches
Material TypeSteel
Material Type Set ElementSteel
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