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Wüsthof Classic Kitchen Knife
Product number: 4138
Manufacturer: Wüsthof
List price: $125
Warranty: Lifetime against defects
Dimensions: 11 x 1" x 1/2"
Weight: 4 oz
Composition: High-carbon stainless steel; synthetic resin handle
Other versions: Wüsthof knife options
Made In: Germany
Type: Knives: Kitchen/Utility
Color:  Metallic, Black
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop block/rack
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We have knives coming out our ears – that goes without saying. But if you're just starting out or want to keep a modest number of knives on hand, everyone will always tell you to have three knives in your collection: a chef's knife, a paring knife, and whoops!, well, people don't always agree on the third knife. A serrated bread knife is often at the top of the list. But a slicing knife or utility knife is right up there, too.

We think this slicer/utility knife would make a great candidate for your third knife or fourth knife (if you're just out of control). It goes by the catchy name of Kitchen Knife and slices, chops, dices, carves – it does a bit of everything. The blade, bolster, and tang forged out of a single piece of high carbon stainless steel. The synthetic handle has three rivets for strength and durability. The blade is extremely sharp, holds its edge (with reasonable care), and can be sharpened again and again.

We have seen it described as anywhere between a 6-inch knife and an 8-inch knife. The blade is actually 16 centimeters, or 6.3 inches long, but no matter, as long as you find Model 1638, you'll have the right thing. The packaging says it's dishwasher-safe, which is technically true, but you know better….


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