Wusthof Knives - These things cut
When I got married, we got a lot of wedding gifts including a couple Wusthof knives, a Grand Prix Chef's knife and a smaller paring knife. They come in a lot of different colors and pairs (you can find them with scissors, or packaged with other Wusthof knives too).
So, the wife and I have been married for more than 14 years. Some of the stuff we got is gone, some of it should be gone (and we haven’t thrown it out yet). Our Wusthofs are still going strong with constant daily kitchen use. For 14 years! Holds an Edge We own 2 Wusthofs. An 8 inch chopping knife, and a 4-inch paring knife. For giggles, after we got them I used a knife sharpener, and got them what I call “Rambo-sharp”.
Using only gravity, I could lower the 8-inch chopping knife through a newspaper and it would easily cut the paper in half. I did the same thing with the paring knife. 3 years later...these things were still cutting. Wow. My wife and I use these for cutting everything: meat, veggies, fruit. I used the big one to hack up a cardboard box (didn’t tell her that one). I should probably sharpen them more often but I’m impressed. They maintain an edge for a long, long time.
Super Easy to Hold
Both of my Wusthofs are just about perfect to hold. The bottom of the 8 inch chopping knife’s blade also forms the top handle of the handle, separating the cutting edge from the grip.
The steel goes all the way through the handle. Gives it a nice, evenly balanced feel to the knife. <Link to the product> Even if my hand is wet or I’m cutting something like fruit that can get slippery, it isn’t very easy to loose my grip and risk cutting myself. The handle helps to prevent this. The paring knife is the same design except smaller. Holds Value This one’s a little more subjective but in my opinion, I’d rather have 1 Wusthof than 3 other knives. Mine haven’t broken, chipped, cracked, or anything since we got them. Just have to be sharpened every once in awhile. Kinda Pricey I got ours for free, but they are a bit more pricey than other knives. With these, you get what you pay for and you are paying for quality that will last decades. From what I’ve read, you can get other knives that people claim are “just as good and cheaper” than a Wusthof. Franky, I don’t care. Having used the best, I like these and if I lost them I’d pay the extra money to replace them. One I’ve kind of had my eye on is the meat chopper. If I ever bulk-purchased beef, I’d probably get it.
We bought these for others as wedding presents, and also for my parents. My dad especially has remarked many times over the years “that Wusthof you got me years ago, that thing cuts like crazy and holds an edge”.
Mom doesn’t know but he used it for...certain mechanical tasks around the farm that he broke 3 other knives on. Hopefully she doesn’t read this and yell at him!
I’ve used several types of knives: Henckels, Wusthof, Cutcos, and cheap knock-offs. My Wusthofs are my favorites; I use them for almost everything in the kitchen. They’ll cost a little more but I’d *HIGHLY* recommend getting them. Remember, you don’t have to get a full set all at the same time, you can gradually replace the knock-offs as they die off with Wusthofs. The Wusthofs will stick with you.