Sharp picks! Wusthof 4.5 inch Chef’s Knives on Sale for May

Wusthof Classic 4-1/2 inch cook's knife, chef's knife

Wusthof cutlery on sale for May 2011: Classic and Grand Prix II 4.5 inch chef’s knives!

Here at, each month’s “sharp picks” include two or more Wusthof knives that are on sale at a special price for a limited time. May’s sharp picks are the Wusthof Classic 4.5 inch chef’s knife and the Wusthof Grand Prix II 4.5 inch chef’s knife. Each line has its own special features. Let’s compare the two!

Wusthof Classic 4.5 inch chef’s knife:

This Wusthof Classic chef’s knife has a very basic Classic series design that makes it an awesome kitchen workhorse knife. This Wusthof cook’s knife is short, like a utility knife, but it has a broad blade that makes it perfect for quicker, easier chopping. Its shortness makes it incredibly easy to control. I have a knife like this one at home and I love it for slicing veggies like carrots and celery as well as difficult jobs like cleaning whole chickens!

The edge is sharper than ever before because of Wusthof’s new PeTec sharpening method. PeTec also enables the blade to stay sharp for much longer – up to 40% longer!

Also, you’ve probably noticed that the Wusthof Classic knives have a prominent bolster (the small mound of metal where the handle and blade meet). This helps to protect your hand while you’re chopping and give you a larger, safer spot to rest your finger during use. It’s also symbol of high quality, along with the Classic 3-rivet handle. Only quality forged knives feature a bolster!

This Wusthof Classic 4.5 inch chef’s knife is available here at for the low price of $59.95, a difference of $10 compared to the normal price.

Wusthof Grand Prix II 4.5-inch chef’s knife:

*Update: This product is no longer available*

This Wusthof Grand Prix II 4.5 inch chef’s knife and the above knife are very simliar. This knife from Wusthof has the same sharp, long-lasting PeTec edge and is made from the same tough stainless steel. Both of these knives are resistant to stains and rust thanks to Wusthof’s German steel.

What sets this Grand Prix II cook’s knife apart from the Classic series is the smooth, comfortable handle that completely surrounds the full tang. The handle really fits right into your palm. These knives are also known for incredible durability and comfort at an affordable price. Wusthof Grand Prix II cutlery is ideal if you’re looking for a high-quality knife at a bargain, because the blade is still forged in the same way as the highest-quality Wusthof knives.

This Wusthof Grand Prix II 4.5 inch chef’s knife is available here at for $49.95, which is $5 off of our usual price. Also, each order over $49 at MetroKitchen qualifies for free shipping! Buy now and save!