Wusthof Classic Chef's Knife : The heft of a chef's knife is intended to let gravity do most of the work. And because a firm, comfortable grip is essential, choose several knives from a wide variety of sizes that conform to your hand. About Wusthof Classic: Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.
It was recommended I go into a store and hold the knives of different brands to find the best fit for me. Wusthof Classic was the one and the 10" Chef's Knife was just the right size. I love that Wusthof have a choice of 3 sizes to suit all. I found I did not need a full "set" of knives and have chosen those I would really use (7 so far) - the Chef's Knife is essential in my kitchen and I am extremely pleased with Wusthof Classic as my choice.
Wusthof Classic Serrated Slicer : This serrated slicer slides effortlessly through tougher meats and thick-skinned produce. The blade is ideal for a variety of cutting jobs in any chef's kitchen. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs for restaurant and home cooking. The Classic line features cutlery that is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel and skillfully honed by hand. The black virtually indestructible full tang handle is triple-riveted for superior strength and durability. Product Features Precision forged from one-piece of steel for greater stability and sharpness Precision hand-honed, high-carbon, stainless-steel knife resists rust and stains Serrated edge handily cuts through tough produce skins and thick meats Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade Laser-controlled blade edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle Completely hygienic, virtually indestructible Hostaform-C plastic handle is buffed and polished by hand Handle is secured to tang with three distinctive silver-nickel rivets Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the solid balanced feel Ergonomically designed handle offers a smooth, comfortable grip Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended Made in Germany Limited lifetime warranty
This was just the right knife to complete my set of Wusthof Classic. I love the handle-style, grip, and weight for my hand, and this particular knife has so many uses with the serrated blade and medium-sized blade. Compliments my 10" Chef knife and smaller slicing and paring knives.