Wusthof Classic Ikon 8" Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife

Perfectly balanced to feel like an extension of your hand, this top-quality German knife deftly slices, chops, dices and juliennes. The high-carbon-steel blade has shallow indentations that minimize friction and keep foods from adhering to it. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-ground depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
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2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Wusthof Classic Ikon 8" Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
kdagostine
Boston, MA
July 16, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Best Knife Ever!
July 16, 2011
This knife is worth $500 in my book. This is the sharpest knife I've ever experienced, be careful handling, but it works amazingly.
Pros: Durable, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Strength, Sharpness, Weight
Review 2 for Wusthof Classic Ikon 8" Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
PsychoCemia
Atlanta, GA
March 16, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
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The Last Knife You'll Ever Buy
March 16, 2010
I got this WS-exclusive hollow-ground version of this knife recently, and I have to say that it is without a doubt the best knife I've ever used. The balance is perfect, and not blade-heavy like most other reduced-bolster western-style knives. The grip in the Ikon series is miles above the grip on the original Wusthof Classic line, and doesn't tire or pinch your hand like some other Wusthof handles are prone to doing. The blade is smaller than other chef's knives I've used before, but not to the point where it detracts from its functions. It's performed well with all the things I've thrown at it, and is absolutely the most versatile knife you'll own. It's a workhorse and a work of art.