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Wusthof IKON Blackwood Cook's Knife - 4996 / 20cm (8")

Item #: 4996/20
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  • Wusthof 4996/20: 8" Medium Chef's Knife from the Wusthof IKON line with Blackwood Handle & High-Carbon Steel Blade
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    • Wusthof 4996/20: 8" Medium Chef's Knife from the Wusthof IKON line with Blackwood Handle & High-Carbon Steel Blade
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    Medium Chef Knife (8") from the Wusthof IKON Series: A Great All-Purpose Knife for Any Kitchen

    The Wusthof IKON 8" Chef Knife is made from a special steel alloy for a low-maintenance, all-purpose blade that is strong, flexible, and extremely sharp. This chef's knife (also known as a cook's knife) is designed for maximum versatility—at just under 8 inches in length, the Wusthof 4996 is capable of tackling many common cooking and baking prep tasks: slicing up cuts of meat, dicing and chopping vegetables for soup, cutting and peeling fruits and melons, and mincing fresh herbs to top off your spice cabinet. The 4996/20's medium length falls within the range of what many consider to be the most versatile of all chef knife sizes.

    Each in the Wustof IKON cutlery line starts out as a single piece of carbon steel which is forged into a full-tang knife with a balanced weight and ergonomic feel. The blade is tempered and sharpened many times before the tang is inset with a handle of pure, choice African blackwood. This exotic hardwood is, according to Wusthof, technically and aesthetically superior to ebony wood in every way, providing a comfortable feel in the hand that won't vary with humidity levels and temperature.

    Overview of the 8" IKON Blackwood Series Wusthof Chef Knife:

    • Medium-sized chef's knife/cook's knife from the Wusthof IKON cutlery line
    • General-pupose kitchen knife: slices beef, chops onions, dices tomatoes, cleans shellfish, & minces herbs
    • Exceptionally versatile style and size
    • Well balanced and comfortable in the hand
    • 7.9" blade
    • 14° angle per side
    • Forged from a single piece of steel (X50CrMoV15)
    • Gorgeous handle made from dark African blackwood (AKA Grenadilla)
    • Blackwood colors range from purple to dark brown to black
    • Distinct wood grain makes every IKON blackwood knife a unique instrument
    • High-density, low-porous blackwood heartwood won't react to moisture and humidity
    • Handle is triple-riveted to tang
    • Made in Germany from German steel
    • Hand-wash only
    • Lifetime warranty through Wusthof
    • X50CrMoV15 breakdown: stainless steel with 5% carbon, 15% chromium, molybdenum (for stain resistance), and vanadium (hardness/edge retention)

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    Additional Information

    Description Author Kevin O
    Name Wusthof IKON Blackwood Cook's Knife - 4996 / 20cm (8")
    GTIIN / UPC Code 04002293499642
    Brands Wusthof Cutlery
    Product Line IKON Blackwood Handle
    Type Chef's Knives
    Options Forged
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    Material High Carbon Stainless Steel
    Color Brown
    Size 8"
    Quantity Included 1
    Country of Manufacture Germany
    Surface Straight Edge
    Weight (in Lbs) 1.8

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    Reviews: 1Average Customer Review is 5:  


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    This knife is wickedly sharp!!!!! Wusthof's name says it all. The knife has got a nice balance of weight. It is a bit heavier than I expected, but my wife loves it, and she's the "chef"!!!! (Posted on 4/25/16)

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