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Wusthof Classic Ikon #8347
 
Approximate retail price:
$400
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Type: Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
About - Wusthof Classic Ikon #8347

The Wusthof Classic Ikon #8347 is part of the kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives models like the Classic Ikon #8347 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cutting performance:
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

Handle comfort:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

Handle balance:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - Wusthof Classic Ikon #8347
info Blade type Forged
info Prone to corrosion No
info Heavy No
info Bulky No
info Set size (pieces) 7
info Knives missing from set Santoku, slicer
info Warranty Lifetime
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User Reviews - Wusthof Classic Ikon #8347
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor Quality
2/21/2014
Pros
Cons
Flimsy Construction
Not Dishwasher Safe
Best Uses
Comment:
The set arrived in good condition. <br />After opening this set, it was apparent that the knives were very light and flimsy. <br />The little red emblems are just glued on stickers.<br />The metal is very thin.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great Blades -- Essential
7/16/2013
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I added the Santoku (didn't come with the set), and it quickly became my #1 chef's knife. Comfortable, balanced, efficient, great edges, very high quality. I've used most others and this is the best knife yet. Santoku is nice because it's thinner and won't bruise leafy herbs. Carbon steel will stay sharper longer, but is not stainless -- some maintenance required, but worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Not quite what I had hoped for
6/11/2013
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Cons
Dulls Quickly
Flimsy Construction
Not Dishwasher Safe
Best Uses
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I decided to splurge for a good set of knives and bought this set. I was immediately disappointed at how fast they lost their edge, and within a month the handles started breaking up. Those two things were definitely enough to steer me clear of every buying this brand again. Definitely overpriced for the quality.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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