Wusthof uses a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel to forge the blade of the Ikon Blackwood 7” Santoku knife, forming it to have a hollow edge that creates air pockets between the food and blade. This innovative design prevents delicate slices of food from sticking to the blade. Ideal for cutting a variety of foods, use this Japanese chef's knife to deftly slice, dice, mince and chop fish, meats, and vegetables. With 2 more inches of length over the 5" version, this 7" knife offers more leverage while cutting foods, particularly those on the larger side. Wusthof hand-hones and laser-tests the cutting edge of each blade to ensure superior quality, the resulting blade is 30% sharper and better at maintaining its precision edge than most other knives.
As part of the distinguished Ikon series, this knife is a culmination of the finest features of all the other Wusthof lines. Form and function unite in harmony in the weighted, double bolster that delivers ultimate cutting control and balance while leaving a lasting visual impression with its strikingly elegant appearance. The precision forward bolster grants access to the complete length of the blade, which allows for effortless sharpening of the entire edge, as well as full use of the blade for slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping. The contoured, ergonomically-designed handle completes this knife, with a full tang and triple-riveting to provide a comfortable experience as well as permanent security.
In addition to being admired for its deep purple, brownish black hues, the African Blackwood used for the handle is among the hardest and most dense woods in the world, offering reduced contraction & expansion over other types of wood. Only small harvests are permitted of this rare wood, as local government protects its environmental sustainability. Lastly, Wusthof bestows this striking, state-of-the-art knife with its distinguished trident logo etched into the end of the handle. Hand wash only.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood santoku knife is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.