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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

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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


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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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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
5 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
4 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
3 months ago
chef knife
i love this knife. my daughter has several different sizes and this was my favorite
July 15, 2016
5 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
1 month ago
cuts carrot sticks like I am cutting a stick of butter
December 2, 2016
3 weeks ago

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
read good reviews
Gail F on Dec 4, 2016
as a gift for my husband
Pamela W on Dec 1, 2016
read good reviews
Gail F on Dec 4, 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
Gift for my Mom
kim d on Nov 28, 2016
Upgrade current knife
Yvonne F on Nov 27, 2016
best knife ever!
DORIS L on Nov 26, 2016
We currently have a Wusthof classic knife set and we love it. I wanted to buy this to add to the set for my husband for Christmas.
Nancy C on Nov 26, 2016
Wonderful, long-lasting knives!
Kelly F on Nov 25, 2016
son recommended for his gift
Esther B on Nov 25, 2016
Great sale price on the 6" - Wusthof Classic is my favorite, and needed another chef's knife.
Jennifer H on Nov 21, 2016
We have other Wusthof knives, and when I took the knife skills class, I discovered that this was the right size for me. The knifes are wonderful, and this price is excellent!
Deborah T on Nov 20, 2016
Barbara L on Nov 20, 2016
Need a good knife
Sis B on Nov 19, 2016
I have a set of these, this is a gift. Great knifes
Keith L on Nov 19, 2016
I like the 6inch chefs knife because it feels so good in my hand. So easy to use. Love it. This one is a gift for a friend.
ELIZABETH P on Nov 7, 2016
Best knife for small hands.
Ann F on Nov 5, 2016
I bought a knife for my daughter's birthday last year. She loves it and requested another one this year. Great knives!!
Pam C on Nov 2, 2016
As gifts
Anita C on Nov 2, 2016
We have for ourselves and I'm buying for my mother and mother in law for Christmas because I love it.
Katherine M on Oct 30, 2016
Seems the best in class. 40% off made it impossible to say no. It's a gift for my son.
Ron D on Oct 30, 2016
I have a Wusthof bread knife that is 58 years old purchased in Germany that I love. It has never been sharpened and still works great
Carol T on Oct 29, 2016
Used this knife in your knife skills class and loved it. It is a great price too!
Rick P on Oct 19, 2016
The Classic is a good knife and PEtec is Wusthof's technology to insure a longer lasting edge on the knife. I find this to be my go to knife in my kitchen. I just bought this one for my son.
Colleen M on Oct 13, 2016
Best cutlery that I have ever used.
David L on Sep 30, 2016
I bought this as a gift for my husband who loves to cook. I had tried this knife at a cooking event and it is AMAZING, so sharp and cuts vegetables and proteins with ease. It is a markedly elevated cutting experience and I had to buy it!
Denise S on Sep 30, 2016
I need a good chef's knife. I like the look of a classic knife. Seems like it's nicely weighted.
Sara H on Sep 25, 2016
wanted a small knife that would hold a sharp edge
Judith R on Sep 18, 2016
Wedding Registry request
Maureen J on Sep 5, 2016
My Son is a chef and could use a new knife. I know this is a trusted brand and one that he will enjoy using.
Ida R M on Aug 29, 2016
on sale
Jesus Antonio D on Aug 13, 2016
special price
Jean S on Aug 12, 2016
Already own other Wusthof knives and love them. Excellent value for quality.
Victoria I on Aug 11, 2016
My wife wanted it to cook our food.
Mike O on Aug 10, 2016
It is a fantastic wedding gift that they will use forever!
Cami A on Aug 6, 2016
I have purchased two other knives in the past so after reading the reviews on this knife I decided to purchase a 6" knife for myself and one for my daughter since we have small hands.
SANDRA G on Aug 5, 2016
Love this chef knife for size and weight. Good for small hands. Price was great.
Dorothy A on Aug 3, 2016
One more size to complement the other Wusthofs I already have
Jacqueline S on Jul 30, 2016
I didn't have this size. I have several--2 dating back to about 1970.
Nicola L on Jul 30, 2016
I need a chefs knife in this size.
Jean P on Jul 1, 2016
favorable reviews and past experience with Wusthof knives. This is a gift for my niece who is getting into cooking and a good knife makes all the difference!
Anne F on Jun 30, 2016
Needed quality knife and chose this specific item based on price.
Kathy P on Jun 23, 2016
I love Wusthof knives. This was a great deal.
Thomas J on Jun 21, 2016
ERIC W on Jun 19, 2016
To add to a set
Julia G on Jun 17, 2016
We heard this was the best chef's knife you could buy.
Tom C on Dec 2, 2016
Love Wusthof knives
JENNIFER B on Nov 30, 2016
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


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