Wusthof knives have been made in Solingen Germany by the Wusthof family since 1814. It is no accident that they are still in business 204 years later! This is a company that knows how to manufacture world-class knives, used by high-profile chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.
The Wusthof Ikon line has handles made of African blackwood, which enhances the weight and beauty of the knife, as well as three rivets that provide extra durability and strength. These strikingly handsome knives are extremely durable and razor sharp; forged from tough German stainless steel.
Made from a single piece of high carbon stainless steel, they feature double bolsters that provide great balance and heft for effortless cutting. The knives are easy-to-use, thanks to their well-balanced handle and blade. Even when cutting hard vegetables such as pumpkin and swede, the perfect balance of the Ikon keeps your hand and forearm from tiring. The steel extends all the way to the end of the handle, otherwise known as a full tang. This provides a boost of control as well as a reduced chance of breakage. The ergonomic handle fits perfectly in your hand.
The broad and natural flowing curve of the blade combined with the weight of the handle makes the cutting motion fluid and easy on the wrist.
In case you needed even more convincing, the Wusthof Ikon line is backed with a limited lifetime warranty. The company stands behind its products and guarantees the durability and sharpness of the knife. Hand-washing and towel-drying your knives is recommended to ensure longevity of the handle and sharpness of the blade. Care for your knife properly, and Wusthof will most certainly care for you.