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Güde, Wüsthof & Zwilling


German knife brands compared

Comparing German knife brands

By introducing the German knife brand Güde in our product line, we have expanded our range of knives from Sollingen in Germany. How do these knives relate to each other? Where are the similarities and differences? We compared 20cm Chef’s knives of all brands.

Güde Alpha

Specifics

Price
£ 76.00 102.00
Kind of steel
X50CrMoV15, Ice hardened
Total length
38,9 cm
Weight
310 gram
Blade length
21,1 cm
Blade thickness
3,7 cm
Handle length
12,1 cm
Handle material
Hostaform
Can it stand the dishwasher
Yes, but we advise against it. The dishwasher will increase the wear and tear on the knife.
 
 

Properties

Angle of sharpening
18º - 20º
Finish is at factory sharpness (cm per block)
3,0 cm
Description
The Güde Chef’s knife is perfect when you like a heavier knife. The knives are mostly made by hand by German knife ‘masters’. The design is powerful and contemporary. The grip and blade are in perfect balance and make for the recognizable profile of Güde knives.

Wüsthof Classic

Specifics

Price
£ 74.95 104.00
Kind of steel
X50CrMoV15
Total length
37 cm
Weight
266 gram
Blade length
19,4 cm
Blade thickness
2,9 cm
Handle length
12,5 cm
Handle material
Zwart polypropyleen
Can it stand the dishwasher
No
 
 

Properties

Angle of sharpening
18º - 20º
Finish is at factory sharpness (cm per block)
3,1 cm
Description
The Wüsthof Classic Chef’s knife gets its classical appearance through the three studs in the grip. The ‘all-rounder’ in the kitchen is suitable for wedging, chopping and cutting. The Classic knife is hardened to 56-58 HRC. That means that it is sharp for a very long time and that it will be easy to sharpen.

Zwilling Pro

Specifics

Price
£ 75.90
Kind of steel
Ice hardened Friodur steel
Total length
32,9 cm
Weight
250 gram
Blade length
19,9 cm
Blade thickness
2,3 cm
Handle length
11,5 cm
Handle material
Kunststof
Can it stand the dishwasher
Yes, but we advise against it. The dishwasher will increase the wear and tear on the knife.
 
 

Properties

Angle of sharpening
18º - 20º
Finish is at factory sharpness (cm per block)
4,3 cm
Description
The Zwilling Pro series has a timeless classical design. The three studs in the grip strengthen its classical appeal. The weight of the knife, seamless transfer from blade to grip, and its comfortable positioning in the hand make for a perfect knife to handle.

The finish is factory-sharp.

To be able to measure the sharpness of the blades we have set up a test. We measured the length of the movement one needs to cut through an object we have selected with a constant pressure of 50 grams. With a sharp knife the distance is shorter than a blade that is more dull.

What stood out in the Chef’s knife comparison?

The Güde Alpha Chef’s knife

A hand-made Chef’s knife by Güde is of the same quality as the knives of Wüsthof and Zwilling that are made by machine. The knife has the most characteristic and outstanding design. The Güde is delivered sharpest out of the three.

The Wüsthof Classic Chef’s knife

A classic. Not only by name but balso in our product line. The knife has the longest grip out of the three, which makes it suitable for people with long hands. The Wüsthof Classic is delivered sharp out of the factory, comparable to to the Güde Chef’s knife. The classical design is characteristic for the knife.

The Zwilling Pro Chef’s knfe

The Zwilling Pro Chef’s knife is the lightest out of the three. Ideal for people who like a lightweight knife. The Zwilling grip is the shortest out of the three, which makes it easier to handle when you have small hands. A remarkable difference is the sharpness of the blade. Wüsthof and Güde deliver a much sharper blade. Which does not mean the knife is not sharp. You will still have to be very careful concerning your fingers!

Conclusion: enough diversity

Although all the knives orignate from Sollingen, they all have their distinctive characteristics. A preference is of course very personal. Weight, length, material of the grip: all important factors in choosing a knife. Luckily, even though these knives all come from Sollingen, there’s plenty of choice!

Güde Alpha chef's knife, 1805/21
£ 76.00 102.00
Wüsthof Classic Chef's Knife 20 cm, 4582/20
£ 74.95 104.00
Zwilling Pro chef's knife 20 cm, 38401-201
£ 75.90