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Wusthof Knives Comparison Guide & Chart

Not sure which style of Wusthof knives to buy? Use our guide to help you understand the differences vs. the various Wusthof knife styles. Whether you decide on Wusthof Classic, Grand Prix II, Classic Ikon, or Gourmet, you're purchasing a quality kitchen cutlery produced by Wusthof-Trident featuring a lifetime guarantee.

  Wusthof Classic
Wusthof Classic
Wusthof Classic Ikon
Wusthof Classic Ikon
Wusthof Grand Prix II
Wusthof Grand Prix II
Wusthof Gourmet
Wusthof Gourmet
Description Triple riveted design with a fully exposed tang Triple riveted design with a fully exposed tang and ergonomic handle Ergonomically designed handle Value priced featuring a stamped blade and triple riveted design
Type of Steel High-carbon, rust-resistant stainless steel High-carbon, rust-resistant stainless steel High-carbon, rust-resistant stainless steel High-carbon, rust-resistant stainless steel
Available Colors Black with exposed tang Black, Cream, or Wood with exposed tang Black Black
Edge Angle* PEtec Edge with 14 in angle per side PEtec Edge with 14 in angle per side PEtec Edge with 14 in angle per side Traditional sharp edge with 18.5 in angle per side
Rockwell Hardness 58 58 58 58
Bolster/Hand Guard Yes Yes Yes No
Full Tang Yes Yes Yes Yes on those 4.5 in. and larger
Origin Solingen, Germany Solingen, Germany Solingen, Germany Solingen, Germany
Type of Knife Forged Forged Forged Stamped
Dishwasher-Safe Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Warranty Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
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* The PETec edge does not apply to knives with serrated edges and bird's beak paring knives. Wusthof Santoku knives are laser cut to an 11 degree angle on each side.


A Closer Look at the Handles

Wusthof Classic Knives

Wusthof Classic 6 in. Chef's Knife

Wusthof Classic knives are made for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts with its triple riveted, full tang handle. Forged from one piece of high carbon stainless steel, these knives offer extraordinary sharpness and perfect balance.

Wusthof Classic Ikon Knives

Wusthof Classic Ikon 6 in. Chef's Knife

Wusthof Classic Ikon knives are constructed with an innovative, ergonomic handle for comfort and control. These exceptionally sharp knives, are triple riveted, full tang, forged from one piece of high carbon stainless steel and offer you the ultimate cutting experience.

Wusthof Grand Prix II Knives

Wusthof Grand Prix II 6 in. Chef's Knife

Wusthof Grand Prix II knives offer a bold and contemporary design with a synthetic black handle. Perfectly balanced, these knives are forged from one piece of high carbon steel and are constructed with a full tang handle.

Wusthof Gourmet Knives

Wusthof Gourmet 6 in. Chef's Knife

Wusthof Gourmet Knives are made in Germany, and are laser cut from high-carbon stain resistant German steel. These knives are lighter and have stamped blades instead of forged.