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The Cordon Bleu Difference
This 8-inch cook's knife is more lightweight than other Wüsthof knives, yet it retains the substantial balance and heft Wüsthof is known for. Less metal is used to form the high-carbon stainless-steel blade and half bolster (as in some Japanese cutlery), so professionals who perform repetitive cutting tasks should experience less wrist fatigue and greater agility with the knife. In addition to its excellent handling, the half-bolster design also allows for the entire blade, from butt to tip, to be sharpened on a steel, and a rear garnishing point can also be used to carve, tenderize meats, and remove eyes from potatoes or soft spots from fruit.
The blade on this cook's knife is mirror-polished--a process that hones metal fibers into a completely smooth surface to provide less resistance when cutting--yielding an extremely sharp edge ...