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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

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41 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 3 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
chef knife
i love this knife. my daughter has several different sizes and this was my favorite
July 15, 2016
over 2 years 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 year ago
cuts carrot sticks like I am cutting a stick of butter
December 2, 2016
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
love this knife!
Peggy O on Oct 16, 2018
brand, price
KARIN B on Oct 2, 2018
love this knife!
Peggy O on Oct 16, 2018
Love Wusthof knives and wanted a smaller chef knife
Debra W on Oct 12, 2018
brand, price
KARIN B on Oct 2, 2018
Quality long lasting knives.
Laurel J on Sep 27, 2018
Cooking Class: Date Night in Paris
Pat S on Sep 24, 2018
Great price for this knife and I wouldn't use anything other than Wusthof!
Monica M on Sep 23, 2018
Reliable Wusthoff quality and nice everyday size.
Kendi E on Sep 23, 2018
good fit, size and value
john s on Sep 13, 2018
Replace one that has gone missing
Deborah G on Sep 9, 2018
Wusthof's good reputation
Domingo C on Sep 9, 2018
The Wusthof Classic collection provides solid performance at a good value point.
REbecca M on Sep 4, 2018
This is a replacement of one I damaged through misuse.
Frederick B on Sep 1, 2018
I need a good, sharp, chef's knife, and I am partial to knives from Solingen.
Susan D on Aug 29, 2018
because I love my other Wusthof's so much!
Kathleen H on Aug 28, 2018
Adding to my set.
Maria C on Aug 27, 2018
The only knife I use!
Patricia C on Aug 27, 2018
I already have 2 of these knives and they are excellent. One is over 10 years old and cuts as well as the day I purchased it. Buying this one as a gift.
Ishani C on Aug 24, 2018
Needed a new knife and like this line.
CECELIA V on Aug 20, 2018
nice chef's knife for my son's collection
Karen R on Aug 19, 2018
I have wanted this for so very long.
Laurel J on Aug 13, 2018
KEVIN M on Aug 12, 2018
Size and price
sharon r on Aug 8, 2018
These knives stand up to daily use. You can never have too many. When I see a good deal, I always pick one up. This way I can give them out to family and friends.
William L on Aug 3, 2018
good sale price
Nicholas B on Jul 30, 2018
I've used Wusthof classic knives for over 20 years and love them. I bought these chefs knives for my sons.
Trelah N on Jul 29, 2018
Everyone needs a good Chef's Knife
Joan F on Jul 18, 2018
I have had good success with durability and performance with Wusthof knives in the past.
WENDY S on Jul 16, 2018
I love my 8" version of this knife.
Robert B on Jun 18, 2018
I like a good knife
Elizabeth Y on Jun 14, 2018
need a replacement
LORI S B on May 21, 2018
I know these are excellent and beautiful knives and wanted to try the 6 inch blade. I also enjoyed the video. Can't wait to use it.
JoGene v on May 20, 2018
Gift needed
Mark C on May 19, 2018
Good knife, I own one it last long.
Yoana N on Apr 30, 2018
wanted bride & groom to have the best!
Christine C on Apr 29, 2018
James P on Apr 25, 2018
I have one of these knives and thought this would be a great gift - the 6 inch length is perfect for smaller jobs but it still has a sturdy feel and excellent sharpness. It does take to sharpening with a steel very nicely.
James C on Apr 22, 2018
Replacement for one that is missing.
George E on Apr 22, 2018
I have several Wusthof Classic knives, and I adore them. The 8 inch chef's knife that I currently own is a bit too large and heavy for me to use comfortably. When I saw that the 6 inch chef's knife was on sale and had very good reviews, I decided to try it.
Beth N on Apr 17, 2018
It had good reviews and it was on sale
Brooke A on Apr 2, 2018
I was using my mother in law's 6-inch chef knife and really liked it and wanted one for myself.
MK L on Mar 29, 2018
I have the 8" Chef's knife and the 3.5" utility knife and love them. This is a perfect in-between size to add to my collection.
Elizabeth T on Mar 26, 2018
Their knives are quality equipment.
Judy R on Mar 25, 2018
The sale price on such a classic and quality knife was too good to pass up.
Stephen R on Mar 20, 2018
Tried this at one of your cooking classes and loved it.
Valery M on Mar 19, 2018
I buy my daughter Wusthof knives for her birthday and Christmas. I want her to have the same good quality knives I have!
Patsy D on Mar 5, 2018
I have another Wusthof Classic Knife and use it all the time. I wanted to get another knife and Wusthof was the obvious choice.
Marcia W on Mar 3, 2018
I tried this in the store and loved the feel of it.
Julie M on Mar 1, 2018
Good reviews
Ann S on Feb 28, 2018
I have this knife and wanted a back up in case anything ever happened to it. It is my favorite go to knife. What a great price!
Karen K on Feb 25, 2018
sale price on great knife
Elizabeth R on Feb 24, 2018
Love Wusthof knives and wanted a smaller chef knife
Debra W on Oct 12, 2018
Quality long lasting knives.
Laurel J on Sep 27, 2018
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
Where does the measurement come from?
Patsy D on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The size (ex. 6 inch) is the blade length (cutting edge) and does not include the handle.
Can't keep a sharp edge on my classic series even with a Wustof 2step hand sharpener! Help?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have to agree with Stewart S. sounds like the edge is pretty damaged. I recommend getting it professionally sharpened and then keep the edge up. I prefer a leather paddle strop over a honing steel, which in my experience has potential to do more damage than good. Pick up a cheap knife from a discount store and learn to sharpen on a stone! its a skill you will never regret learning!
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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