8-inch blade, great for mincing, chopping, and slicing * Blade is hand forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel * Ergonomic, permanently bonded black handle * Lifetime warranty * Made in Germany If you could only pack one knife for your trip to a desert island, this would be it! The cook's knife from Wüsthof's premier line, Grand Prix, is the most versatile knife in the kitchen. Use it for anything from mincing onions and garlic to slicing meat or fish to cutting up any size of vegetables or fruit. The curved blade allows you to rock it back and forth, making mincing and chopping effortless. This larger-size cook's knife will handle virtually any cutting job--you'll reach for it again and again. Wüsthof's Grand Prix line improves upon its Classic line by adding an ergonomically designed handle and a contemporary look. Each Grand Prix implement is forged by hand from a single piece of high-quality carbon steel, using a 38-step process. A full tang--a single piece of steel from the tip of the knife to the end of the handle--gives each piece a balanced feel, superior strength, and lifetime durability. Peer into the private kitchens of professional chefs, and chances are you'll see Wüsthof knives. Wüsthof-Trident understands the art of the knife. --Amy Adams
The Wusthof Grand Prix is the knife to own. I don't care what all the other folk's are yammering about (Global, or those new santoku knives, etc) this is the knife to invest in. Unlike the Global (which is a good knife), the Grand Prix feels perfectly balanced in the hand. The blade holds it's edge very well and is easy to maintain with steel and/or stone. The handle, which is made from a synthetic material, is very comfortable to grip and produced to the same quality level as the blade. THIS is the kn..
Before Christmas of 2001, I knew nothing about professional kitchen knives. Then I heard my parents mention how poorly their old knives were cutting, so I decided to treat them to something really nice for Christmas. After much research, I narrowed my choice down to two companies, Wusthof and Henckels. I read more positive reviews of Wusthof, and liked the look of their knives more, so I bought this knife for them. The following is my review as an (non-chef) educated consumer.
There are really two main competitors in the high-end mainstream kitchen knife market: Henckels and Wusthof. Those who have used both usually have a preference. My preference (and therefore bias you should know about) is for the Wusthofs.