The Wusthof Classic Wide (thicker blade too) Chef's Knife, 20 cm (8"), is a great all-around kitchen knife for home or professional use. This shape is the most essential of all knives used in the kitchen. 8-inch length is ideal for small spaces or smaller hands, and the extra-wide blade gives this model a great "old world" feel, balance and additional heft. A great choice if you like the heft of an older-style knife but want to take advantage of the modern steel and longer-lasting and hygienic construction now available here. Precision forged from a single blank of steel with bolster and full tang. Full bolster/finger guard for safety and protection. 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. German forged steel quality for a lifetime of use!
Weight: approx. 300g (that's about 40g heavier than the regular #4582-20 8" chef knife)
Blade thickness at top, above heel of blade: approx. 5mm (vs. approx. 3.5mm for regular #4582-20 8" chef knife).
The blade is also a bit deeper: about 55mm deep at the heel, vs. about 47mm deep for the regular #4582-20.