This Wusthof Classic IKON version of the best-selling Santoku chef's knife style is a real beauty. It's a smaller 5.5" version of the all-purpose 7" standard size. Great for someone who knows that they really prefer a small knife, or a secondard "utility" size version of the full-size knife. This style of knife has all but replaced the old French/German style chef's knife, with it's slightly shorter length and easy to use and high performance blade and edge shape.
Precision forged from a single blank of steel with full tang. Features the popular new blade style without bolster, for ease of sharpening, full-blade length performance, and lighter weight. The handle is super-comfortable and made of the same excellent material that the Classic line is made of so it's comfortable and offers good grip even when wet, and it's polished so it looks beautiful and natural at the same time. The metal cap and overall shape also lends true elegance to the shape, and it's incredibly comfortable, no matter what kind of grip you prefer to use. Most any kitchen cutting, slicing and chopping is easily accomplished with this perfectly balanced tool featuring a comfortable and nearly indestructible grip and razor-sharp hardened stainless steel edge. If you only own one good knife, this is a great choice! German forged steel quality for a lifetime of use.