Review Your Order

Shopping Cart

  • 0 Total
  • $0.00
Wusthof new
Cooking  »  » Chef's Knives

Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife

A great chef’s knife is an essential tool for every cook. Precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon stainless steel, each Wüsthof Classic knife is engineered for outstanding strength and years of exceptional...Read More

79 95 - 499 95 $79.95
Sugg. $625.00 You save 20%
Html Area Empty
Html Area Empty


A great chef’s knife is an essential tool for every cook. Precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon stainless steel, each Wüsthof Classic knife is engineered for outstanding strength and years of exceptional performance.

Wüsthof’s exclusive Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates a blade edge that’s 20% sharper along its entire length and stays sharp twice as long as those sharpened with standard manual methods.

Producers of some of the finest cutlery in the world for close to two centuries, Wüsthof pairs impeccable craftsmanship with modern materials and techniques to create knives that perform perfectly for both home and professional chefs.

Features Hide

  • Wüsthof's bestselling collection for generations
  • Each Wüsthof Classic knife is precision-forged in Germany from a single piece of high-carbon steel and features a design perfected over two centuries of knifemaking
  • Wüsthof’s Precision Edge Technology eliminates irregularities for a blade that is 20% sharper along its entire length and stays sharp twice as long as standard blades
  • Wüsthof knives are created using 40 meticulous manufacturing steps from forging and tempering to grinding and polishing
  • Designed in consultation with professional chefs for perfect kitchen performance
  • Triple-riveted full-tang handle for durability, comfort and control
  • Full bolster helps balance the blade and protect the hand while cutting
  • Made in Solingen, Germany

Specifications Show

  • Wüsthof
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel and polypropylene
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Solingen, Germany

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash with warm water and a little detergent, then rinse carefully and dry with a towel


NEED HELP DECIDING? | Send us an email | Call us at 800-243-0852
Html Area Empty

Related Accessories

Wusthof Two Stage Handheld Sharpener

Stars: 4.0

19 95 $19.95

New Two-stage sharpener brings all your German-angled knives back to their original factory-created edges. Sharpener features carbide for the coarse side (to...

See product page for full details »
Wusthof Sharpening Steel

Stars: 5.0

49 95 $49.95

Simple-to-use steel makes it easy to keep knives razor sharp.

See product page for full details »

Companion Products

Wusthof Classic Block Set

Stars: 5.0

299 95 $299.95

New From Wüsthof, renowned cutlery makers for nearly 200 years, comes the Wüsthof Classic line. Each knife is precision-forged from a single piece of...

See product page for full details »

Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
16 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
My favorite kitchen tool
If you like traditional handles, this is the perfect knife for you. I have both classic and hollow edge 6"" blades. Perfect size for my hand. The quality of the Wusthof Classic series is unmatched. These will last you a lifetime so you only need one. If you get a second one as a gift, keep it. This is my favorite kitchen tool of all time
September 3, 2012
Smaller Knife is Good Fit
Many people suggest the standard 8 in chef knife as the best tool. As a new cook, I find that the 6 in Chef's knife from Wusthoff Classic line offers the sturdy precision and control for someone not as familar with cutting. I also have smaller hands so the shorter blade works better for vegetable and meat prep
October 28, 2013
Wustof Chefs Knife Worth every penny
I've been cooking for about 40 years. I've always used what ever knife was in the drawer. About 4 years ago I got to be very serious about cooking and started to improve my tools. Getting a Wustof chefs knife is like going from a tricycle to a Mercedes. Wow, I'd never realized how much easer everything is when a great tool is in hand.

I keep my knife sharp, I am doing things with that knife I'd though were not possible given my past experience with other knives. don't wait, get the very best knife you can afford, even if it is pricy.
It makes the prep of vegetables, proteins, and anything else so much easer and faster.
May 7, 2015
over 2 years ago
We LOVE this Knife
My son and I took the class on knife skills and we received this knife ...its easy to handle feels good in your hand and is weighted beautiful ...GOOD GOOD just right knife We LOVE it...Try all their knifes you wont be disappointed
October 25, 2013
Versatile Go-to Knife!
My fiancé knows I'm a bit obsessed with my knives. When I ordered this one at a great sale price, I didn't realize it would become my go-to knife for so many things. I now use this knife more frequently than any of my other Wustoff Classic pieces. Very sharp, perfect size for so many uses! It even slices through tomatoes quite effortlessly! LOVE IT!
June 29, 2016
8 months ago
Absolutely love this knife!
I have had a few knife sets but haven't stepped up to a more expensive blade like the Wusthof. Should have done it ages ago, this blade is outstanding. Barely any pressure was required to slice and dice. Can't wait to get the rest of the set.
August 25, 2016
6 months ago
Great Knife
This new chef's knife adds to my collection on Wusthof kitchen knives and fit's in well. I'll buy more when they go on sale.
November 20, 2016
3 months ago
Best all-around utility knife in my kitchen!
Wasn't sure how much I'd use this size and style, but it has turned out to be the go-to knife! I've also found that Wusthof knives in general hold their edge longer than other brands!
September 2, 2016
6 months ago
cuts carrot sticks like I am cutting a stick of butter
December 2, 2016
3 months ago
chef knife
i love this knife. my daughter has several different sizes and this was my favorite
July 15, 2016
8 months ago

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 64 answers
Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
love it
Brad B on Feb 18, 2017
Great for veggies and salad things. Holds an edge.
Ralph B on Feb 1, 2017
love it
Brad B on Feb 18, 2017
great quality cutlery!
leslie m on Feb 15, 2017
Great for veggies and salad things. Holds an edge.
Ralph B on Feb 1, 2017
adding to my set.
Renee P on Jan 28, 2017
I received the 8" classic for Christmas and it is fabulous, so I am beginning to purchase more of them.
Ann Mary O on Jan 25, 2017
awesome knives, stay sharp with little effort, very comfortable in the hand
KATHERINE W on Jan 25, 2017
this sounds like a good knife
Caleigh T on Jan 23, 2017
We have the set which includes the 8" chef's knife. Wanted to add the 6" for flexibility with smaller cutting tasks. Wanted also to take advantage of a generous sale price.
Carlos X on Jan 21, 2017
great quality
Karl P on Jan 16, 2017
Reviews and my Gerber knife handle died after 25 years
David B on Jan 10, 2017
GREGORY W on Jan 3, 2017
my brother RAVES about these knives and the reviews on this item were great - AND ON SALE - cant wait to get it
Elaine N on Jan 1, 2017
I needed a smaller knife & this knife had great reviews.
Bonnie W on Dec 31, 2016
It was time for a grown-up kitchen knife, this one was recommended to me. I selected the 6" rather than the 8" because I have trouble controlling the larger blades.
Jill D on Dec 29, 2016
For my daughter who is a chef in NYC.
Angela W on Dec 28, 2016
I have the 8" and this was on sale, so had to get it.
John T on Dec 25, 2016
Perfect size for most tasks!
Tina S on Dec 25, 2016
Best knives for me!
Kevyn M on Dec 23, 2016
jean l on Dec 19, 2016
Recipient requested a chef's knife.
Jeffrey F on Dec 18, 2016
These are the best knives ever! Stay sharp, fit in my hand, these are good for professional chef's - so got this for my son for Xmas!
Jan H on Dec 16, 2016
My favorite knife for almost 40 years. Buying them for my adult sons!
Melanie V on Dec 15, 2016
Kathleen R on Dec 13, 2016
Son wanted this one
CHERYL O on Dec 13, 2016
Gift - recipients loved their Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu knives, now discontinued. So, the Wusthof classic line with similar handle seemed a good choice. 6" chef's knife is not too big but very useful.
Margaret R on Dec 13, 2016
A requested Christmas gift.
Cindy B on Dec 12, 2016
Quality & price
beth c on Dec 11, 2016
For my daughter-in-law
Diana P on Dec 11, 2016
needed a new knife and would like to try the brand
Dione M on Dec 11, 2016
Roberta W on Dec 10, 2016
For myself because I don't have one this length.
Brenda B on Dec 9, 2016
On recipient's Christmas gift list.
ANNE S on Dec 9, 2016
Fantastic gift for my father who just broke his chef's knife.
Melody K on Dec 8, 2016
I own this fantastic chef's knife so I bought one for my mom for Christmas. I use mine everyday!
Rita J on Dec 8, 2016
Son enjoys grilling and "meat" :-)
MYRNA C on Dec 8, 2016
I needed a new chef's knife and Wustof makes quality products.
John K on Dec 7, 2016
Present for son and daughter in law. they requested it. On recommendation from a personal chef.
Cynthia M on Dec 7, 2016
been using this knife thru a coworker of mine best knife i have ever used to the point where i want one so i don't have to keep stealing his
John S on Dec 7, 2016
My son is a chef and he requested this knife as the best for his work
Claudine C on Dec 7, 2016
read good reviews
Gail F on Dec 4, 2016
price for premium prodct
Mark G on Dec 3, 2016
Chose this for a gift because I have Wusthof knives and they make food prep a dream. Went to a dinner at my sister's house and they made a fab Thanksgiving dinner with the worst knives I have ever seen. They deserve this!
Diana N on Dec 3, 2016
We heard this was the best chef's knife you could buy.
Tom C on Dec 2, 2016
as a gift for my husband
Pamela W on Dec 1, 2016
Love Wusthof knives
JENNIFER B on Nov 30, 2016
KIM M on Nov 30, 2016
request for a christmas gift
Mary B on Nov 29, 2016
Read reviews and comparisons between Wusthof and Henckels and decided this sounded good and the price was also good. I have several of these German knives of both brands. My son wanted a 6"chefs knife so this seemed like a good choice for his Christmas gift.
Louise G on Nov 28, 2016
Christmas gift for daughter.
Patricia G on Nov 28, 2016
Nice handling ,cuts vegetables smooth as butter.
Dana B on Nov 28, 2016
great quality cutlery!
leslie m on Feb 15, 2017
adding to my set.
Renee P on Jan 28, 2017
Wsthof Classic PEtec Chefs Knives - Are these stainless Steel, No-Stain or CArbon steel
A shopper on Oct 16, 2011
BEST ANSWER: These are high carbon no-stain steel. No steel is truly ""stainless"", but these are as close as can be. The high carbon content means an incredibly sharp edge
8 inch chef knife

i am looking to purchase an 8 inch chef knife for my wife who likes to cook (very good at it). is there a particular brand and model you would recmnd?we looked at the victorinox and it looked nice but it was model 41620 and seemed more expensive than the one you are showing. please advise. preferably in the 30 to 75 dollar range or there about. Thanks! mike
A shopper on Feb 9, 2011
BEST ANSWER: There are 2 types of Victorinox, stamped and forged. The lower priced one is the stamped knife, cut from a sheet of stainless/carbon. It has no bolster so it is lighter in weight. Forged knives will produce a knife that has more elasticity and strength. They are ice hardened which will help a knife retain it's edge longer, so less sharpening! Go into any Sur La Table...they will let you feel and use the knives. I really think this is the best way to buy a knife. Take it for a test run first and see what feels best in her hand
How do you sharpen a PETec knife?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wusthof, with the collaboration of Chef's Choice, does make an electric sharpener specifically for sharpening PEtec knives to the correct angle. As a chef, I prefer using sharpening stones and the best we have found for doing this is the Bob Kramer Sharpening Kit. They are easy to use and you can easily find instructional videos on line. Hope this helps. - Chef Ted
What is the weight of the 10" wusthof PEtec chef's knife?
Rickey T on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 6.05 oz


Registry Management: Multiple Registries

Choose a Registry

We've found more than just one registry in your account. Which registry would you like to choose?

Registry Management: Multiple Registries

Choose a Registry

We've found more than just one registry in your account. Which registry would you like to choose?