Wüsthof Classic 5" Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife, Model 4182
Wüsthof's Classic series of knives features a traditional styling that makes it the most popular of the Wüsthof lines. The hand-forged and hand-honed blades are made from optimum quantities of high-carbon steel and a stain-resistant alloy, resulting in longer edge retention and easier resharpening. A computer-controlled grinding and polishing procedure ensures perfect tapering from bolster to tip for precision slicing. The weighted bolster gives the handle its heft and is considered a signature feature of Wüsthof knives. The fully visible tang on these knives is seamlessly encased in synthetic Hostaform-C handles, which are secured to the tang with three rivets.
The cooking enthusiasts best friend available in blade sizes to fit any skill and performance levels. Owning just one may not be enough! Compare sizes to find your favorite(s).
- Japanese-style cook's knife designed for chopping, slicing, dicing.
- Perfect for sushi and sashimi; slicing mushrooms, mincing ginger, scoring meat and fish.
- Alternating hollows on blade's sides prevent food from clinging.
- Blade, bolster, tang forged from single piece of high-carbon stainless steel.
- Tough polypropylene handle with full tang and traditional three rivets.
- Features a low-tip style with a broad blade
- Minimally curved cutting edge provides less rocking action.
- Dishwasher safe
- Made in Germany
- Lifetime guarantee
- Blade size 5"
High quality – There are distinct visible differences between the Wüsthof knife collections. However, since each and every knife is precision forged from a single blank of high carbon/no stain steel, the "which is better?" question does not apply. Only the handle assemblies differ.
Precision forged, single piece construction – Provides maximum strength, safety, balance and heft. Precision forging means no stamping, no welding, no shortcuts. Just solid quality.
High-carbon, no-stain steel with molybdenum – The Wüsthof-Trident formula, proudly etched on each and every blade, has evolved over the years as the optimum high carbon/stain resistant alloy for edge retention and resharpening. Will not rust or stain.
What is Molybdenum? It takes a special kind of steel to allow Wüsthof-Trident to precision-grind its blades to such extremely fine tolerances. Think of molybdenum as the “egg” in Wüsthof’s steel batter. Acting as a bonding agent within the alloy, molybdenum gives steel flexibility without sacrificing its strength. The result: a less brittle steel that makes the Wüsthof-Trident knife an easier knife to sharpen and maintain over its lifetime.
Handle Construction - Hostaform-C is an extremely durable, impact-resistant polypropylene that is dishwasher-safe* and virtually indestructible. It is both moisture- and food acid-resistant. Completely buffed and polished by hand. The seamless fit between handle, bolster and full-tang is totally hygienic.
Click here to see the design and construction of the Classic Series line of Wüsthof knives.
Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Lifetime Guarantee covering material and workmanship defects.
Cutlery by WÜSTHOF is manufactured with the highest quality standards and exceeds the required DIN (German Industry Standard) as well as the EN (European Standard).
We are assured of our quality and wish you much pleasure with our products. Your satisfaction is the quality measurement for our assortment.
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* Wüsthof-Trident knives are dishwasher-safe. However, Wüsthof-Trident strongly recommends hand washing in warm, sudsy water and towel drying.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.