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5-in. Classic Santoku Knife by Wusthof
The hollow edge santoku, similar to the Japanese cook's knife, is just right for sushi and sashimi - or anything else that needs to be sliced paper thin. The hollow indents in the blade allow food to ...; See complete description »
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Prized possessions of professional chefs, Wusthof knives are an invaluable asset of any kitchen. Every element of this renowned cutlery contributes to its precision and ease of use. In Solingen, Germany, each piece is hand-forged in 38 manufacturing steps by skilled craftsmen. The high-carbon stainless steel blades are hardened to maintain a sharp edge and full tangs provide perfect balance with riveted, high-impact triple-riveted composition handles.
Wusthof's newest state of the art technology incorporates a new computer controlled method for putting the edge on Classic knives. This technology allows for an exacting edge from the tip of the knife down to the heel of the knife. With this newer precision, the knives are made sharper to 14 degrees per side for a total of 28 degrees. The knives are now sharper and this refinement increases the sharpness retention because exacting angles and edges last longer than edges sharpened by hand. The result is a knife that is 30% sharper and the ICP (Initial Cutting Performance) lasts twice as long.
I bought two different Wusthof Santoku knives because I wanted two sizes and I wanted to compare quality and performance. I found both to be exceptional knives. Slick and sharp, first knife I'd ever used that actually sliced through green onions with total ease.8 of 9 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
The knife is a fun addition to my knife collection but I would not recommend it as a first purchase. Having the larger brother Wusthof Santoku as one of my two favorite knives, this was an addition for small chopping jobs and a supplement to my paring knife. The knife is light so not used for heavy chopping but its thin blade makes it nice for vegetable prep and smaller slicing jobs.
Netting it out, the knife is useful but an expensive addition to an already populated knife set. I would not suggest it be your first knife!
This knife is comfortable to use and is well suited for chopping and slicing fruits and vegetables; in addition, it holds an incredibly sharp edge.
Sincerely yours, José R.
Do not underestimate this knife. It is SHARP!!! The first time I used it I sliced off the tip of my finger. It wasn't pretty, but I lived... I use this knife every day and it's just the right size for me. I owned the larger version of this knife first and love it too, but since I got this one I use the larger one a lot less.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
My knife for life
I purchased a block and set of knives about 6 months ago. It didn't come with the Santoku knife so ordered it from Cooking.com. I love it, perfect for my small hands. Very sharp, perfect for slicing vegetables very thin. If you are looking for the best knives, get the Wusthof Classic, and never buy another knife again.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Nicely made, good quality and very handy around my kitchen, one of the first I pick for food preperation2 of 3 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
I love this knife. It is the perfect size for me to use comfortably. I'm glad I didn't buy the seven inch.2 of 2 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
I bought this knife as a gift for someone who preferred its shorter length to my Santoku’s 7” blade. It is the same excellent quality which I expect (and get) from Wusthof.
It is an amazingly sharp knife which is lighter weight and beautifully balanced. In recent years, this knife has become a favorite of many chefs … for good reason. It is incredibly versatile in its uses: simple slicing and dicing; cutting through meat; cutting up whole chickens; even slicing bread.
It is a workhorse for the kitchen and I recommend it highly to anyone looking for one knife which can do almost anything you need.
Good all purpose knife
I added the 5 in. Santoku knife to my other chef's prep knives and have been pleased with it's performance. It's great for quickly slicing/chopping. The knife is light weight so I still prefer my traditional 10 in. chef's knife for cutting meat. I recommend sharpening with a steel on a regular basis.2 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
The hollow-ground edge makes slicing so easy because the slices fall away from the blade instead of sticking to it. And you cannot beat the razor-sharp edge of a Wusthof knife. This is my wife's favorite knife.2 of 4 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
I have the larger of this knife, but this size is excellent for routine cutting/slicing chores such as slaicing vegetables, etc. Great balance.1 of 1 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
This knife is so sharp. It made easy work of any chopping job I had to do.1 of 3 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Like all Wusthof knives, this one is excellent. Cuts through food like butter. Very happy with it.0 of 0 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Wustof Classic Santoku 5-in
I have been wanting the 5-in Santoku knife for a while. I have the larger 7 in Santoku and it is my favorite. I got the Wustof because I have the classic set. This knife is great. Nice size, easy to use and handle. It is still pricey for a knife, and if I hadn't gotten it as a present then I would have had to hold off.0 of 0 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
This knife is the best! I love the size, and it's easy to hold for us with smaller hands. I am disappointed that I didn't get the sale price in effect-I paid $10.00 more than the current price, but still it's a great asset to my kitchen0 of 0 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »