Founded in Solingen, Germany more than 200 years ago as a small workshop with water-driven grinding stones, Wüsthof was an established industrial producer of pocket knives, scissors, razor blades, and other cutlery by the beginning of the 20th century. Though Solingen itself was heavily damaged during World War II, Wüsthof's factory survived. By the 1970s it introduced automation and switched its emphasis to home cutlery, eventually becoming a world-renowned producer and supplier of fine forged blades.
We offer Wüsthof's Classic and Classic Ikon lines of knives, distinguished by the differences in their handles and bolsters. Otherwise the blades are the same, starting from a single blank of forged steel and progressing through 43 different steps of tempering, polishing, and finishing.