Published on August 27th, 2010 | by Greg0
Wusthof Waves Hello With A Twist
We can’t help but respect and appreciate German engineering. They have brought us some of the classiest cars and best cooking utensils. We have been familiar with Wusthof for quite some time, and carefully watch the knife-maker for anything new or interesting.
We’ve recently been slicing and dicing with the 7-inch Classic Wave Knife. It’s as unusual a blade as the name would have you imagine. At first, there was notable confusion as our box said 8 inches but the the blade and knife itself say 16 cm. It’s safe to say after doing some research this is indeed a 7-inch knife.
Some background might help you understand Wusthof’s preparation in knifemaking. The Wave knife is forged from one sheet of high-carbon, no-stain steel, and though the handle is made from polypropylene, the construction is literally seamless. And the look is therefore fairly classic- a knife that wouldn’t be out of place in any traditional black-and-silver kitchen, but with a very modern appearance of the blade itself.
The reverse serrated scalloped blade cuts in a wave action hence the name, instead of the typical ripping and tearing. This makes it versatile and functional for cutting up veggies and meat, as well as bread. We tended to use it like a utility knife, and though the weight didn’t feel quite right, it was still fairly comfortable. Our dinner of homemade stew was the perfect setting to use the Wave. The blade is certainly well-honed and it cut precisely through our rotund of vegetables including potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, and especially tomatoes. As far as cleaning the knife goes, it is recommended that you hand wash as is usual for most good knives.
If you are looking for other Wusthof knives to add to your collection, we recommend the 8-inch Classic Cook’s Knife and can be used for just about any job in the kitchen or the Classic Nakiri Knife The Nakiri knife is perfect for slicing food thin or cooking quickly and expertly. The fine edge is angled and sharpened on both sides, as opposed to the majority of blades that are angled from one side. The dual-angle is great for thin slices for stir-fry or julienne veggies as well as meat. Use an appropriate sharpener, though, to maintain the effective edge of this double-bevel blade.
We were able to purchase the Wave knife from Amazon for under $100.