Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife

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Summary

The most indispensable of knives, a chef's knife is essential for preparing any meal, no matter how simple. Made in Germany with a full-tang blade for balance, this knife is a favorite when it comes to chopping, dicing and slicing.

  • Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion.
  • Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention.
  • Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control.
  • Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 5" chef's knife: 5” blade, 4”-long handle, 4.25 oz.
  • 6" chef's knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 5.8 oz.
  • 8" chef's knife: 8"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 8.5 oz.
  • 10" chef's knife: 10"-long blade; 5 1/2"-long handle; 9.8 oz.
  • Made in Germany.
Use & Care

Use

  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.

Care

  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.
  • Maintain the knife's cutting edge by regularly using a honing steel.
  • Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
Shipping
This item will arrive in 3 to 5 business days if no personalization has been applied and 5 to 7 business days if personalized. A more precise estimate will be shown on the Payment & Review page of Checkout.  Visit the UPS site for additional info.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 4-5 business days.

Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams-Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams-Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Return Policy.

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Free Knife Sharpening in Stores

Working with a sharp knife is safer, more effective and much less tiring than trying to cut and slice with a dull one. To ensure top performance, bring your favorite knife into your local store and one of our cutlery experts will give it a fresh, new edge using our precision equipment. The first knife is free; each additional knife is just $5.

Our stores also offer knife demonstrations to teach you the correct grip, positioning and basic knife techniques and can help you find the perfect cutlery for your needs – just ask a store associate for assistance.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharpest Knife I've Ever Owned! Cut through tomatoes without mushing them. Good weight and size.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Knife is great, don't bother with the monogramming I'm sure this knife will work great, for all the reasons mentioned in the other reviews. However, The WS monogramming is a mistake: This is nothing more than an ink stamp on the backside of the knife: It definitely cheapens the look of a $100+ knife. Not sure why I thought this would be an engraved initial, but it's not. I'm a little embarrassed to give this as a gift, but don't have a choice at this point (and there are no returns on monogrammed items).
    Date published: 2016-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wusthof Classic Chef's Knife I love this knife! It is super sharp, would hand wash right away and dry, too expensive to complain about rusting because you hadn't taken care of it right. Skinned and removed fat from chicken like a hot knife thru butter!
    Date published: 2016-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband's favorite knife I bought this knife for my husband and he loves it! Not too small or large, and cuts well.
    Date published: 2016-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best chef's knife of all time! Of all the chef's knives I own ($4000 worth) Wusthof is my favorite. The feel of the knife, the balance, whether it be the 8 or 10 inch, is superb. The handle shape is finely tuned for comfort, whether or hands are small or large, it just works. The steel is capable of holding a very fine edge, it sharpens easily and can be maintained for months with just a honing steel. You can use and abuse this knife and it will endure. This is the winning formula, the classic chef's knife.
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These knives are the best! My husband bought me the 20 pc w/ block for Christmas and I love them. I have been in the Food and Beverage Industry for 30+ years and these are definitely the best knives I have ever had the pleasure of using. I love these knives. The balance and weight, along with the craftsmenship and sharpeness just feels perfect in my hand when I am using them. I have small hands, but they fit my husband's larger hands perfectly too. I am in the act of buying more right now.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic set of knives I lover my new knives i would recommend them to anyone.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only knife you'll ever truly need As a 20 year old culinary student, it takes a lot for something to impress me enough to write a review about it but this knife has blown me away. My chef at Le Cordon Bleu swears by Wusthof and I was inspired to go out and buy one for myself. Most male chefs prefer the length of a 10inch but for female chefs who need something with a good grip and want something with a little more control, the 8inch is absolutely magical and gives you much more precision over a 10, in my opinion. (Though I am comfortable with both sizes). The handle is very traditional and offers a solid grip, the blade is SHARP and cuts like butter. This knife has not met a single ingredient that it couldn't handle! I have never been so impressed by a knife before. Wusthof, you have a loyal lifetime customer. if you want a knife that works as hard as you do, look no further.
    Date published: 2015-11-12
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