The all-new WÜSTHOF Performer
Made for amazing cuts
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The quintessential knife for masters of good taste

WÜSTHOF Performer knives combine centuries of craft expertise from Solingen with the state-of-the-art manufacturing. They glideimpressively easy through food, staying clean, as food doesn't stick to them. The ground breaking Hexagon Power Grip with honeycomb structure ensures safety and precision. 

The carbon coating gives them a unique level of hardness. And they are forged from one piece of WÜSTHOF stainless steel and finished by experienced knife-makers.

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DLC Coating

The Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating, created for space travel and motor sports, increases the surface hardness of WÜSTHOF steel from 58 to a unique 104 Rockwell. It is virtually immune to adverse external effects and extremely resistant to heat. WÜSTHOF is the first knife manufacturer in the world to use this technology on a fully forged knife with bolster.

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Lotus effect

The hydrophobic 'lotus effect' of the surface causes freshly cut pieces of food, such as slices of a juicy onion, to slip away. Cutting feels almost frictionless. The blade repels acids from citrus fruits, as well as fats or starches. Simply wipe and it shines like new.

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Forged from a single piece of stainless steel

Each knife is forged from a single piece of stainless steel, ensuring superior purity and durability.

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Hexagon Power Grip

The Hexagon Power Grip with its honeycomb structure gives you a firm grip even under difficult working conditions. You will always use your knife safely and precisely. The handle of glass fibre-reinforced polyamide is easy-care and dishwasher-safe.

MADE IN SOLINGEN

WÜSTHOF is a proud to be part of the 200 years of collective expertise represented by Solingen. The Performer series is of the unsurpassed quality that has made Solingen a synonym for knife craft.

Black, sharp, unsurpassable
The godparents of the Performer series

Meet the chefs who helped design these knives.
Four top chefs helped our design team develop the Performer knives. The expert critique of Renato Manzi, Anika Schmidt, Alexander Scharmberg and René Steinbach helped our designers perfect these knives for every type of use, in the kitchen and at the table. They brought not only their immense knowledge and skill at cooking, but their experiences as show cook, athlete, music lover, teacher and gardener. These very different personalities have in common a love of conviviality, which they have devoted their lives to sharing. They are the godparents of the series and we think you'll love to meet them.

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Anika Schmidt

Show cook and powerful swimmer

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Alexander Scharmberg

Show cook and music lover

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Renato Manzi

Gourmet chef and unerring striker

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René Steinbach

Creative chef and imaginative gardener