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CollectionWüsthof GourmetWüsthof LegendeWüsthof Classic
Made InSolingen, Germany (cutlery capital of the world)Solingen, Germany (cutlery capital of the world)Solingen, Germany (cutlery capital of the world)
Production Method"Laser-cut" StampedPrecision ForgedPrecision Forged
ToughnessN/APEtec is 20% sharper and holds an edge twice as longPEtec is 20% sharper and holds an edge twice as long
Steel TypeHigh-carbon stain-free steelHigh-carbon stain-free steelHigh-carbon stain-free steel
Handle MaterialPolyoxymethylene (POM)PolypropylenePolyoxymethylene (POM)
Hardness (HRC)56° Rockwell58° Rockwell58° Rockwell
Bolster StyleNo bolsterRecessed bolsterFull bolster
TangFull Tang (10cm and longer)Full TangFull Tang
Edge Angle14° each side14° each side14° each side
FinishingBuffed and polished by handBuffed and polished by handBuffed and polished by hand
How to Re-sharpen (Best Method)Handheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpenerHandheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpenerHandheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpener
Dishwasher SafeHand-wash onlyHand-wash onlyHand-wash only
Retail 20cm Chef's Knife$140.00$180.00$240.00
Weight 20cm Chef's Knife177 grams227 grams241 grams