Wusthof Classic IKON German Chef Knife, 8-Inch

Last updated: June 1, 2023

Wusthof Classic IKON German Chef Knife, 8-Inch

We looked at the top Chef's Knives and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Chef Knife you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Wusthof Classic IKON German Chef Knife, 8-Inch placed 10th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers 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.
The Classic Ikon has a thinner blade, a more comfortable handle, and a more manageable belly curve for better leverage and control.
This is a sharp knife that performed well on most tasks, taking down heavy-duty items with no problems.

What reviewers didn't like

Its blade is softer than that of our top pick, so you’ll need to sharpen it more frequently.
Struggling ever-so-slightly on precision work like tackling tomato skin without snagging and thinly slicing radishes.
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