This Wüsthof Classic 20 cm half crop chef's knife is similar
to the 'regular' Wüsthof Classic chef's knife 20 cm. The
main difference between the two is the crop. While
other chef's knives have a crop that runs towards the heel of the
blade, this knife is enhanced with a half crop. The advantage is that
you can use the entire blade as you use the knife. In addition,
you can easily sharpen the knife because you won't hit
the crop. The half crop and the somewhat thinner blade ensure that this
chef's knife is lighter than its counterpart.
Wüsthof Classic blade: razor-sharp stainless steel
The blade made from chromium-vanadium steel (X50CrMoV15) is forged from one solid piece of steel. It is sharpened according to Wüsthof’s PEtec technology. This means that for each blade a sharpening angle is determined with the help of a computer. Afterwards it is precisely sharpened on a wet sharpening stone. After thorough inspection each knife leaves the production line, ready for a life of intensive use.
Wüsthof processes the steel in a specific way to make sure it has a high hardness of 58 Rockwell. As such the knife retains its sharpness for a really long time. However, if you notice that the knife is not as sharp as it used to be, all you have to do is move it over a honing steel. The result is a razor-sharp knife that is amazing to use.
Wüsthof Classic handle: sustainable and hygienic
This knife is a combination of a forged blade and an ergonomic handle made from black POM, a very sustainable type of plastic. The handle can withstand all substances you find in the kitchen. The handle was traditionally and seamlessly riveted to the blade with three rivets. As such dirt can never accumulate in between the blade and the handle. The crop protects your fingers from unnecessary contact with the edge. What more could you possibly ask for?
Wüsthof Classic: the classic Wüsthof collection
The Classic is the most extensive Wüsthof collection on the market today. It is comprised of over 80 different kitchen knives, amongst which different sizes of chef’s knives, bread knives and carving knives. Because this collection has the most versions of all possible knives, you can easily comprise your own perfect knife set. A knife set with a knife block of chef’s case is, of course, also an option.
Both amateur and professional chef’s love working with these kitchen knives. They are enhanced with the NSF hygiene mark.