- Forged from one piece of stainless steel
- Final buffing by hand
- Safe work thanks to full boster
- Triple riveted
- Full tang
- Hand guard
During the 1880s, the standard of living across Europe improved greatly due to advances in industrialisation. There was an increasing demand for chef's knives that were both easy to use and safe to handle. Unfortunately for consumers, however, the available selection of high-quality forged knives was virtually non-existent.
So, in order to meet this growing demand, Eduard Wüsthof came up with a ground-breaking idea: he decided to develop a very high quality yet affordable kitchen knife to complement his existing range of scissors, razor blades and pocket knives. He wanted a chef's knife that was effortless to use, pleasingly precise, and stayed sharp for longer: a tool that would be perfect for both professional and home cooks. In collaboration with specialist metalsmiths at his forge, he created a knife that soon became the WÜSTHOF Classic, a design synonymous with the European kitchen knife as we now know it. We call it, The Original.