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 itâ€™s history, WÃœSTHOF 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.
- Versatile, workhorse 8-inch cook's knife, ideal for slicing, mincing, and dicing all kinds of food
- Precision forged from single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel; laser-controlled and tested cutting edge
- Double bolsters provide heft and balance for effortless cutting; full tang extends through the handle
- Triple-riveted black handle with innovative contoured design for comfortable, secure grip
- Hand washing recommended; backed by limited lifetime warranty; made in Germany
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 2 x 1 inches ; 11.2 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B000YMURSE
- Item model number: 4596-7/20
Average Customer Review (104 customer reviews)
Ikon line is a worthy update to the Classic Series, By Senor Zoidbergo
October 29, 2008
This knife is ridiculously nice. It has seen use 4x per week, 30 minutes at a time on average, for 6 months now, and I've still not had to sharpen it. A minute or so of swiping on the honing steel keeps the edge super sharp. I've not had experience with other high end knives, so upgrading to this bad boy was truly a breath of fresh air. Absolutely with knives, you have to pay for the best.That said, I happened to hear W&S had the Ikon Creme line on sale and this knife was a steal at 59 bucks!!!! With the matching 3 1/2 inch paring and the honing steel, I was out the door with two high end workhorse knives and a steel for about 110 dollars.I have used the Henckels International line and Wusthof's Grand Prix and Classic lines, and the Classic Ikon line is the best of the best in German knives.
Top of the line, for sure., By Jeff
November 17, 2010
And if you cook a lot, that's what this fine knife is. The first things I noticed were the weight and the balance. This knife is heavier than knives of the same type and size from other manufactures. It is also very well balanced. The next thing I noticed was how well it fit into my hand; the profile of the handle is oval instead of squared off. This knife comes from the manufacturer very sharp, as you'd expect, but it is very easy to maintain the edge unlike previous knives we've owned.Bottom line is if you cook once a week or less, this knife is really not worth the cost, but if you cook a lot and like to cook, this is a great investment.