Wüsthof Classic Wide Chef’s Knife, 12"

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Summary

Designed for the ultimate food prep efficiency, these multipurpose knives will assist you with everything from chopping and dicing vegetables to cubing and slicing meats, poultry and fish. The generous length and width of the razor-sharp blades make it easy to prep large quantities of ingredients – or larger pieces of food.

  • 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.
  • 12" knife: 12"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 10 oz.
  • 14" knife: 14"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 14 oz.
  • Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, 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 usually arrives within 3 to 5 business days if no personalization has been applied, and 5 to 7 business days if personalized.

Shipping Information

This item is shipped from our warehouse by UPS to arrive within 3-5 business days of our receiving your order.

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $26 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.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Chef's Knifes I have used Wusthof Trident Classic knives for more than 25 years and never looked back at the price I paid for them. You get what you pay for in this case. My primary chef's knife is the Classic 10" model. My secondary chef's knife is the Classic 8" model. I use this one less mainly because I am very good with the 10" knife. Here's some suggestions. First, it's best to use these knives on a heavy 2" + thick cutting board that has the END GRAIN UP. This helps keep the knives razor sharp much longer. If you use these on plastic or long grain boards they will dull very quickly like any other high quality knife regardless of price. Second, knives eventually dull and must be sharpened. Wusthof offers a sharpening service for I think $3 per knife. You can find out more about this service on the Wusthof USA site. I personally do the sharpening myself because I can't be without my knives for three weeks. So I do it myself with 10"-12" Arkansas Stones from Dan's Whetstone Co. in Pearcey, Arkansas. If I get a small chip on the blade re-shape the blade with Norton 1" x 2" X 8" Medium and fine man made stones to reset the blade.
    Date published: 2019-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic knives To give this outstanding knife as a gift is truly a statement of thoughtfulness and generosity. The classic wide chef's knife is easier to handle and use in all respects than the regular chef's knife (which is also excellent and has many 5 star reviews). The wide chef’s knife is ‘taller’ so it is easier to hold and easier to see what I am cutting; it is the real ‘working’ knife in my kitchen. There are other, far more expensive knives on the market that will give Wusthof a run for the money, but for a product that will last for several generations with proper care; this is the one to give. Or get. The classic wide chef has a full finger guard bolster that fits my larger fingers and is available in blade lengths to 14”. I have a 6, 8 and 10” size and use them about equally.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Disappointed You know when you order a gift for someone and it turns out to be not as expected? I have no idea about the quality of the knife since it will be a Christmas gift; however, the monogramming is the huge disappointment. What I expected to be an engraved monogram is actually black laser letters which look cheap--as if they are just stamped on the blade. They actually look like they could easily wear off, and the font is completely different than the preview shown. Since personalized items are non-returnable, I guess I'll just be embarrassed and apologize for this not-inexpensive gift when it's given. So unlike W-S.
    Date published: 2016-12-02
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