Wusthof Classic IKON 8-In Cook’s Knife

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

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In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Wusthof Wusthof Classic IKON 8-In Cook’s Knife placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
371 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is then very comforting to know that you have a knife that has razor-like sharpness. It can cut through even the hardest of the ingredients and therefore your good performance in your kitchen work is assured.
- Knife Guides
The Classic Ikon has a thinner blade, a more comfortable handle, and a more manageable belly curve for better leverage and control.
- New York Times Wirecutter
This is a sharp knife that performed well on most tasks, taking down heavy-duty items with no problems.
- Reviewed
What experts didn't like
Its blade is softer than that of our top pick, so you’ll need to sharpen it more frequently.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Struggling ever-so-slightly on precision work like tackling tomato skin without snagging and thinly slicing radishes.
- Reviewed

From The Manufacturer

The Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's knife with 20 cm blade is rests in your hand perfectly. Its is slightly heavier than many knives of this size so will suit those who prefer the heft of the knife to help when cutting. Fully forged form a single piece of steel. Modern design features a shortened bolster.Precision-forged from a single blank of high carbon stainless steel. Full tang that is triple riveted to the handle for precise control. Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention. Each knife is expertly crafted in the same legendary city for the last 200 years, Solingen, Germany. Family owned for seven generations, each knife is crafted in accorance with our core values of Passion, Diligence, and Perfection. Crafted from X50 CR Mo 15 steel, Wusthof knives are created using a special alloy of high-carbon stain-free steel.

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Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Tojiro DP Gyutou 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Shun Classic 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Imarku Pro Kitchen 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Wusthof Classic IKON 8-In Cook’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Global 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Cangshan D Series 8-In Chef’s Knife
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Wusthof Pro Cook´s 8-In Chef Knife
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4

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