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The Wusthof Classic Ikon brings together all the best features of each of the Wusthof knife lines. The riveted handle design is combined with a contoured shape that provides you with comfort and precise control while cutting.
The Classic Ikon adds a rear bolster that acts as a counter balance when using the knife, which adds significant control. Classic Ikon has a unique forward bolster as well. The forward partial bolster is designed so you can sharpen the complete length of the blade.
The Ikon range from the Wusthof Factory has some seriously hard working knifes in the collection and if you are wondering which one to invest in, take a look at our list of the top Ikon range knifes here:
Wusthof Classic Ikon Review – The Buying Guide
1. Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 Inch Cook’s Knife
This versatile and hardworking knife is great for anything from slicing and dicing to mincing up herbs. The blade is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel to give you the sharpest most durable cutting edge. The double bolsters give you the aspect of impeccable balance while cutting and makes for effortless chopping.
The black handle has been triple-riveted to give you a secure and comfortable grip, and this beauty comes with a lifetime guarantee.
2. Wusthof Classic Ikon 7 Inch Santoku Hollow Edge Knife
This knife from the Ikon range is ideal for slicing food items very thinly. The balance, quality and ergonomic design in this knife is amazing and allows for effortless use. Its lightweight and slices with the utmost ease. You’ll be able to easily prepare your own sushi at home like a Japanese pro using this knife.
Remember though that if you ever intend to sharpen the blade, its best done with an Asian knife sharpener.
3. Wusthof Classic Ikon 3 ½ Inch Paring Knife
This is the best knife for cleaning, cutting and peeling vegetables. It works great for mincing shallots, onions and herbs too. The precision forged blade is made from high-carbon stainless steel that ensures durability and strength. The blade is hand-honed to provide the sharpest edge possible that will have you slicing and dicing with the greatest of ease.
4. Wusthof Classic Ikon 2 Piece Prep Knife Set
This great quality set of knives includes one paring knife and one cook’s knife. The knives are laser tested for uniform and long lasting sharpness. The signature Precision Edge Technology that is used by Wusthof ensures you’ll have extremely sharp blades that last and last. The blades are made to resist rust and stain and is set to be one of the best investments you have ever made for your kitchen.
5. Wusthof Classic Ikon 3 Piece Knife Starter Set
If you are taking the plunge into the world of Wusthof, then this is the perfect starting point.
This set includes a 3 ½ Inch Paring Knife, an 8 inch Bread Knife and an 8 Inch Chef’s Knife. As with all Wusthof knives, the blades on these knives are forged from single sheet high-carbon fiber stainless steel that ensures durability and strength. The cutting edges on the blades are razor sharp and deliver time and again.
The classic Ikon range from the Wusthof Factory is distinctively more impressive than the classic range. It is made to perfectly fit bigger hands and the fact that it has more balancing bolsters gives it a lot more durability than the rock solid classic range, which means that these knives will far outlive their expected lifetimes.
They are all of the utmost quality, and although they might be a little on the pricey side, they will have paid themselves off in no time once you see how smoothly they get chopping and cutting tasks done. We especially like the Classic Ikon 8 Inch Cook’s knife which essentially is perfect for any task you want to get done in the chopping and cutting department. The blade is razor sharp and delivers precision cutting without fail. This is definitely one of those knives you just have to have.