Every year there is some new gimmick knife that is supposed to replace all others. For my money, I prefer the Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 inch Chef’s knife. Why this particular knife? There are SO many reasons this is THE knife for me. First off it is truly an icon, truly classic in appearance. The lines are elegant and engaging. This knife will add to the aesthetics of any kitchen contemporary or traditional in design.
The pleasing lines of this knife are not just easy on the eyes, they are easy on the hands as well. So many other knives on the market are squared off which can become uncomfortable over time. This knife has a smooth ergonomic handle that is a delight to hold. The knife has a respectable heft to it announcing that this is a knife that is made of a forged German stainless steel. This is not a flimsy stamped blade.
While Wusthof Classic Ikon is an entire line, I chose this particular knife as The knife because the chefs knife is the work horse of the kitchen. This is the knife that does all the chopping of vegetables, the knife you will use more than all others. I happen to prefer an 8 inch chefs knife, others may want a 6 inch chefs knife or a 9 inch chefs knife depending on the size of your hands and the feel of the knife in your hands. One thing is certain, once you have one of these nothing else will do!