Wusthof Ikon Damascus Chef's Knife In Collector's Box

The cutlery artisans at Wusthof have forged a masterpiece with this chef's knife, which combines the ancient art of Damascus steel making with top performance for the modern kitchen. This true Damascus blade is hand crafted through a labor-intensive process where hundreds of layers of steel are forged and folded together, producing an extremely strong blade distinguished by its beautiful wavy, water-like pattern. Each knife displays a unique blade pattern, which is complemented by a thuya wood handle. An heirloom piece for cooks and collectors, this exclusive chef's knife comes in a wooden presentation case. Authentic Damascus steel blade is exceptionally sharp and strong and holds a fine, sharp edge. Hot forged using the Damascus pattern-welding technique in which 360 layers of carbon steel are folded together to form a single piece of steel for blade, double bolster and tang. Handle is thuya wood, from a species of tree grown only in Morocco and prized for its burled grain pattern. Triple-riveted handle is contoured for comfort. Recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Entirely handcrafted by cutlery masters at Wusthof, the German company that has been making premium knives since 1814. A care kit includes oil for the handle and a whetstone for blade sharpening. Includes a black presentation case. 8"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8 oz. Made in Germany. A Willliams-Sonoma exclusive.
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MichaelVie
,Arlington
,VA
February 26, 2013
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Looks bigger in the picture
February 26, 2013
First I am proud to own this beautiful knife. However it lacks some of the markings commonly found on Damascus knives. It thought it was going to be a larger blade, but it is slightly smaller than the picture reveals.
Pros: Quality
Cons: Size