Review: WÜSTHOF Classic Ikon 7" Santoku, Hollow EdgePublished on 07/19/2023 · 3 min readCurated Kitchen Expert Leo C. shares their experience with using the WÜSTHOF Classic Ikon 7" Santoku. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The Wusthof Classic Ikon 7" Santoku Knife is ideal for both professional chefs and home cooks due to its versatile 7" blade, perfect for large and intricate kitchen tasks. Its German steel construction---balancing sharpness, durability and ease of at-home sharpening---coupled with its ergonomic handle ensures comfort and precision during use. Despite being slightly heavier than traditional Japanese knives and needing sharpening more frequently, its outstanding resilience makes it a worthy kitchen tool for daily use. It excels in providing great performance for the price, suitable for various cooking techniques and cuisines.
- Reliable precision cuts
- Grommets on the blade keep produce from sticking while cutting
- Very sharp
- Full tang might add more heft than desirable for some folks
- 58 rockwell hardness may require more sharpening than a Santoku with 60 rockwell hardness
- Grommets on blade are suited for right-handed users, so lefties might consider a blade without grommets or a left-hand santoku