Wüsthof Classic Utility Knife, 4 1/2"
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A kitchen essential for peeling, slicing and trimming fruits and vegetables, this German utility knife features a blade forged from stain-resistant high-carbon steel. Its full tang, riveted to the nonslip polypropylene handle, guarantees peerless balance and control.
- 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
- 4 1/2"-long blade.
- 3 3/4"-long handle.
- 2.3 oz.
- Made in Germany.
- Use & Care
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
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.
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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 310chucko from Sharp Knives I bought two different sizes. Love the way they cut and hold an edge.Date published: 2016-11-12Rated 5 out of 5 by Gogilator from Sharpest knife in the drawer Gave this knife to my daughter for Xmas and she loves it. It is truly the sharpest knife in her drawer.Date published: 2016-01-15Rated 5 out of 5 by lilitalia from Great knife! This is a very versatile knife. Great quality, like all of the other Classic knives. If you're just starting out, I'd recommend the 3 piece knife starter set which includes this one, the 8" chef's knife and 3 1/2" paring knife for a great value.Date published: 2015-04-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Mesquite2005 from Perfect size I have two of their bigger knives which are great. This one is also quite niceDate published: 2015-04-11Rated 5 out of 5 by northsub from LOVE THIS KNIFE I purchased this 6" knife for myself, and loved it so much, I bought one for my sister. Besides being super sharp, it has a nice balance and weight, and feels good in your hand. I own many many Wusthof Classic knives, and this one is becoming my favorite. You can use it for almost anything, from cutting vegetables to trimming the back fat off ribs! Highly recommend.Date published: 2015-04-10Rated 5 out of 5 by SuSu from This knife is a work horse! This knife is amazing. I use it daily for most of my cutting needs. It slices through tomatoes so easily as well as many vegetables and fruits. Makes preparation for cooking so easy. I have a smaller utility and birds beak...but this is my favorite. It sharpens nicely and retains its cutting ability well. I always hand wash my Wusthof knives and occasionally use Bar Keepers to keep them extra shiny. You will not be disappointed in these knives. I also highly recommend the Wusthof bread knife. Love it. All of these Classic Wusthof knives are keepers!Date published: 2014-02-28Rated 5 out of 5 by Cook1234 from High Quality, Great Warranty We've loved our Wusthof Classic utility knife for over 6 years. It holds an edge nicely and has a comfortable handle. The handle started to develop some hairline cracks and we sent it back to Wusthof under the lifetime warranty. They sent us a brand-new knife back within just a couple weeks. Great company that really stands behind its products.Date published: 2014-02-03Rated 5 out of 5 by PollyP from My favorite knife for every day cooking I have a whole set of Wusthof knives that I've had for over 30 years. I damaged my 6 inch utility knife and felt like I had lost my best kitchen tool. It was easy to replace it at William Sonoma (many other places do not have individual knives available -- just sets) My new knife is extra sharp and I love it. I do not exaggerate when I say I use it every single day!Date published: 2013-09-03