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Wusthof Classic 6-Piece Steak Knife Set
The handsome knives in this six-piece set boast scimitarlike blades; their distinct upward curves work exactly like those of a butcher's knife to help slice meat with ease and precision. Because they slice so efficiently, you may find yourself using these knives for other cutting tasks, such as slicing onions or trimming raw beef.
Part of the Classic series, this knife represents two centuries of unexcelled Wusthof craftsmanship. Like other cutlery in the series, it's hand-forged from a single piece of stainless steel for maximum strength; the hand-polished blade is exactingly calibrated to be hard enough to resist dulling yet soft enough to take a keen edge when it's honed or sharpened. Dishwasher-safe and with a traditionally shaped, ergonomically designed handle that is triple-riveted for durability, this knife brings a guaranteed lifetime of low-maintenance cutting to its owners.
From the Manufacturer
In the culinary world variety and preparing something outstanding is the key to success. Due to this, Wusthof offers more than 350 different kinds of knives to be able to provide the perfect knife for everyone. No matter which kind of blade and handle shape you are thinking of--Wusthof has the right knife for all your needs.
The most important features of a high-value forged Wusthof knife:
- Exceptionally sharp
- Long-lasting cutting edge
- High stain resistance
- Easily restorable edge
The Classic triple-riveted knife series features:
- Precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion
- Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer
- Special alloyed, stainless steel
- Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip
- Seamless, hygienic fit of the handle
- Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control
- For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts
- Made in Solingen, Germany
Details of a Forged Wusthof Knife
New Wusthof technology offers superior sharpness!
The latest cutting performance tests carried out by the FGW (Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V., a German research association for tools and materials based in Remscheid) confirm that Wusthof forged knives offer the best quality when compared to other well-known, single-layer brands.
The extensive tests were carried out in accordance with DIN EN ISO 8442-5. Wusthof knives have a considerably higher ICP (Initial Cutting Performance) and maintain this performance for an extremely long time (TCC = Total Card Cut).
When compared with the winners in the "cook's knife" category awarded by German consumer organization "Stiftung Warentest" in its 1st edition of 2008, forged Wusthof knives featuring the new PEtec technology produce a result which is about 20% higher.
- Blades are measured by a laser before sharpening
- Computer programs calculate precise sharpening angle for each blade
- Knives are then sharpened on a whetstone using precision robots
- Knives are given a final polish using a special disc
- Extremely high initial cutting performance
- Exceptionally long edge retention / long service life of blade
- Optimum cutting edge along the entire length of the blade
- Unique, consistently high and reproducible quality
PEtec from Wusthof--superior sharpness for professional and home cooks!
How Wusthof Knives are Made
Wusthof knives are known for their outstanding sharpness. By honing and sharpening the knives yourself you can maintain this feeling for a lifetime of use (see "Honing and Sharpening" section below for detailed guidelines on how to do so).
The evolution of a precision forged knife
Over 40 different manufacturing steps are needed to produce a forged Wusthof knife from one solid piece of steel.
Here you will find a detailed explanation of some of the most important production steps.
1. Sheet bar of high-carbon no-stain steel
2. Precision forged piece
3. Tempered to 58-degree Rockwell
5. Scales of handles and rivets
6. The Wusthof Cook's knife
Types of Blades
The Right Blade for Every Purpose
The edge is the business end of a knife. It is skillfully honed by hand and incredibly sharp. For different cutting tasks different blade shapes and edges are recommended.
Straight-edge blade: The straight edge allows a smooth and clean cut. When carving no fibres are torn out of the meat. This edge can be used for firm and soft food like meat, vegetables and fruit.
Serrated-edge blade: The wavy or serrated edge allows an easy cut through crusty food like a traditional roast and crispy bread.
Hollow-edge blade: When cutting an air pocket is created between the hollow edge and the slice. This prevents the food from sticking to the blade and allows for finer slices.
Cleaning & Storage
Proper care for long-lasting cooking enjoyment
If you value your tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel.
For proper storage we recommend the following options:
- Knife blocks in a variety of shapes, colors and configurations. The handy knife block provides protection for your blades as well as a visual compliment to your kitchen decor.
- Magnet Bars in wood, synthetic material or aluminum. Two extra strong magnet segments provide a safe, easily visible and space-saving storage option.
- Cook's cases in rolls and briefcase styles. This is the ideal method for professionals to store and transport their tools safely.
Since 1814 Wusthof has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged knives.
Today the family business is in its seventh generation of ownership, under the management of Harald Wusthof.
Wusthof knives are manufactured by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany.
Wusthof applies sustainable practices to their production facilities: Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to their manufacturing facility, they clean and reuse water to reduce water usage, and they reuse scrap materials rather than creating waste.
In addition to knives, Wusthof offers an assortment of cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo--a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality.
Steak knives with 4-1/2-inch scimitar-like blade ideal for meat slicing
Forged high-carbon stainless-steel blades, hand-honed for razor-like sharpness
Traditional-style composition handle is triple-riveted for strength and permanence
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55 of 56 found the following review helpful:
After a few years, I'm not sure...Jan 04, 2007
We received these as wedding gifts in mid-2003. We have several other Wusthof Classic knives purchased as open stock. The steak knives we received as a 6-piece set. We treat these knives better than we treat our friends. They get touched up by the steel, they don't soak, they are hand-washed and they go in the block when not in use. However, last night an approximately 1 cubic centimeter chunk of the handle nearest the blade fell into my wife's dinner. She was shocked, as was I. Upon closer inspection, another steak knife from the set was about to suffer the same fate. I think it must have been a bad production run given all our other knives, received at the same time (and which get used about the same amount) all look fine. I sent them back yesterday so I'm interested to see how well they honor their warranty.
Update 1/23/07: Received replacement knives today. Putting them back into the block was bittersweet because I noticed another one of the original set is developing a crack, this time at the bottom. Not sure what the issue is...
Main point: They appear to honor their warranty.
114 of 122 found the following review helpful:
Wüsthof Classic 6-Piece Steak Knife SetApr 16, 2003
By H. Row
Many people might scoff at a set of steak knives at this price, My only retort is to relate the story of sneaking around (because of my wife's non belief that there was a difference) and buying a set of the Wusthof Classic Steak Knives and using them for the first time. No matter what knife you have laying around and how sharp it is, the Wusthof is superior. It is the most obvious in steak knives because you use them everyday.
The edges are plain edged, honed by hand. These are NOT your STEAK HOUSE knives - no serrations. Your SLICING fine meat not disposing of a lost tourist in Texas!
Hand washing only, even with today's more sophisticated dishwashers with knife compartments preventing dinging and other damage to the blade, the high water heat and chemicals in the diswashing soap will ruin ANY knife. Think of the glass that you've had for years that you've run through the dish washer. Look closely and you'll see the glass is actually ETCHED from the detergent. And the old wood handled paring knives. Notice how they are duller and harder to sharpen? The dishwater temperature and chemicals from the detergent have damaged the steel. By the way, there is no SUPER steel that isn't known to all knife makers. Metallurgy is an exacting science, a formula to be followed, not magic with the Sorcerer and Mickey Mouse as his apprentice. Wusthof PROUDLY stamps the which metal their knives are made of right on the blade. It may be heard in a sales spiel from the college kid selling complete cutlery sets, that knives can be dishwasher cleaned. Nope.I don't put my saw blades, drill or router bits in the dishwasher either. They are precision edged tools just like your knives.
I'm very happy with this purchase everytime they come out for a meal. They feel comfortable, familiar like an extension of your hand, as all the Wusthof Classic cutlery do.
Good weight, balance and excellent hand honed edge. This knife is the one my wife reaches for first for her needs in the kitchen. Never argue with a woman with a knife in her hand. Especially a Wusthof!!
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
These are great!Feb 03, 2007
I love all the Wusthof knives we have. Before we got married, we had a functional set and a really crappy set from lord knows where. We had no idea just how good knives could be. We were blown away when we tried these for the first time. We had these since July and haven't had to sharpen them yet (I was sharpening my last set all the time). When were were looking into the steak knives, we really couldn't see the difference between the expensive version and the cheaper ones. We went on faith that the expensive ones really were better. We got them, and tried them on some filets. Huge difference from our old set. Then I went to visit my father and found he had the cheaper Wusthof steak knives. They too were better than the crappy ones we previously had, but there is a significant difference in quality and ability to cut between the two Wusthof choices. If you have the money, go for the more expensive set. You won't regret it.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Ya gets what ya pay ferJan 12, 2007
By David Jacque
These are damn sharp knives, comfortable to hold, and of course they cut a ribeye like the proverbial butter. Heck, they cut an overcooked, leathery skirt steak the same way!
These were a follow-on to the complete Wusthof knife set. I'd recommend Wusthof highly to any halfway serious chefs out there. This is serious German steel at a reasonable price.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Excellent KnivesJun 22, 2012
By W. Duffy
Ordered these steak knives to add to some Wusthof pieces we had recently purchased. As with the previous Wusthof knives, we are so pleased! These are excellent knives. They're a little larger than the 25-year-old steak knives we were replacing, but they don't feel heavier or cumbersome in any way. And they are unbelievably sharp!
For cleaning, the Wustof website states:
"If you value your tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel. Technically, WÜSTHOF knives are suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher (except knives with wooden handles), but there are a number of reasons why precious knives should not be cleaned in a dishwasher..." The website goes on to state the reasons why you should hand wash their knives, but I was happy to know the knives would be okay if they ran through a cycle in the dishwasher. In a busy household, a knife is bound to sneak into the dishwasher now and then (that's what happened to the old wooden-handled steak knives that we are replacing) and it's great to know we won't ruin the knives if it happens.
The only drawback is they're so darned expensive, but we think they're worth the investment. Would buy again, and recommend.
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