What I love is how easily and perfectly I can slice off a piece of hard cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano or Manchego. The ability to thinly slice such cheeses is a big plus at my wine and cheese tastings that I sometimes host. Those two cheeses in particular are prone to flaking and crumbling with most knives. More importantly, this plane is a lot safer than leaving razor sharp knives out for guests who may have imbibed too much wine.
The overall length 9.75 inches long, with a three inch planing section. The construction is what I would expect from German manufacturing in general and Wusthof in particular: flawless. I love the high grade stainless steel, the feel and the fact that it's sharp enough to slice off a thin piece of hard cheese with little effort. The handle is made of a poly material and is firmly held in place with three rivets. I hand wash and towel dry mine and with care this plane should last a lifetime.
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Mike Tarrani (mtarrani)
My day job is in the technology sector as an IT consultant specializing in ITIL, and specifically, configuration, change and release management. I've traveled the world as a consultant before moving … more
Craftsmanship has been a tradition at Wusthof for over 190 years. Quality and precision have always been the standard that we measure our knife by and our Gourmet line of stamped German knives take precision to a new level. Each knife in this line is cut from a piece of steel using a laser beam to make a perfect blade.