Hello my Foodie Friends! Many years ago, when we were still new to the kitchen store business, Ed, my representative from Wusthof Trident asked me what kind of steak knives I used at home. I thought for a moment and told him that they were just some old serrated knives my mom gave us. He then offered me four Wusthof Classic Steak knives to take home so my family could try them out. Johnny and Aubrey who were 13 and 11 at the time were very excited and my wife Paula had visions of calling Dr.Russrev in a panic! My family, being well schooled in the art holding and respecting knives, all started slicing their steaks in unison. The results were immediately relayed through a collective set of “oohs” and” ahhs” from all four of us! Johnny exclamed; “Yo Dad, it’s like cutting butter”, while Aubrey and Paula nodded and smiled! I was in disbelief because my whole life I was under the impression that a steak knife had to be serrated to work! This knife didn’t just work but was far superior to the serrated steak knife I now think of as a meat saw. A saw rips and tears while leaving a trail of meat everywhere and a good sharp knife slices paper this to thick slices with ease.
Here are some fun facts about WÜSTHOF’S best-selling collection for generations. The CLASSIC full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. CLASSIC knives feature a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM) – which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The CLASSIC 4 1/2” Steak Knife is the perfect sharp table knife used to cut through steak, filets and other thick meats. WÜSTHOF Steak Knives have a straight clean edge that glide through beef like butter without shredding or damaging the meat.
• Precision-forged from a single blank of high carbon stainless steel
• Full tang that is triple riveted to the handle for precise control
• Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention.
• Tempered to 58⁰ Rockwell
• Comfortable and highly-durable polyoxymethylene (POM) handle with a traditional look and feel, stickered with our red Trident logo
• Full bolster and finger guard
Whatever steak knife you choose, please make sure you practice with it! Learn how to hold it so you feel the weight and balance and it becomes an extension of your hand. Stop in and see me anytime and I will show you personally. Remember to use quality tools and keep them sharp and your tasks become easier and fun.
As always my friends remember: “Life Happens in the Kitchen”
Take care, John and Paula