Wusthof : Classic Ikon
Over the years, Wusthof has earned much repute in the production of high quality, professional knives for commercial kitchens and those looking to take the culinary arts seriously. With the Wusthof Classic Ikon, a best of both worlds scenario is presented, proffering the strongest features of all those Wusthof knife lines, as a single unit – in effect, positioning this as the culmination of experimentation and innovation over a number of years.
The Ikon range from the Wusthof Factory has some seriously hard working knifes in the collection. The 7 piece set we tested includes a Paring Knife 8cm, Utility Knife 12cm, Bread Knife 20cm, Cook’s Knife 20cm, Sharpening Steel 23cm and Wusthof’s hugely practical Pull-Apart Kitchen Shears. The knife block is made of select beech wood. Each of the knives are forged from a single billet of chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel with razor-sharp edges for maximum strength and durability.
With counter balancing added through the implementation of a rear bolster, as well as a forward partial bolster to allow for convenient sharpening of the blade (allowing for this to be done across its entire length), the Classic Ikon range offers adaptability and control. The range is also fitted to better fit larger hands, providing chefs with more comfort and room, as well as maximising the durability of the knives with balancing bolsters. A Wusthof knife is a knife for life, one might say.
In our opinion, the Classic Ikon range is all of the utmost quality, and although they might be a little on the pricey side, they will have paid themselves off in no time once you see how smoothly they get chopping and cutting tasks done. We especially like the Classic Ikon 20cm Cook’s Knife which essentially is perfect for any task you want to get done in the chopping and cutting department. The blade is razor sharp and delivers precision cutting without fail. This is definitely one of those knives you just have to have.
Whether for the home or the commercial kitchen, we deem the Classic Ikon range to be both suitable and exceeding all expectation in comfort, precision and overall usability in a busied cooking environment. If you’re passionate about cookery, then you should too, be passionate about your knives; for this, there is Wusthof Classic Ikon.