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WÜSTHOF German Knives

Expertly crafted knives made in Solingen, Germany since 1814.


The Original German Knife

Since 1814, WÜSTHOF has set the example for the expert craftsmanship of German-style blades. Over the last 200 years, our innovations have become the industry standard for the best German knives.

All German knives have a distinct set of qualities that set them apart from others, such as Japanese-style knives. WÜSTHOF’s best-selling German knives have the following features:

High-Quality Steel: The premium steel used in our German-made knives is durable, corrosion-resistant, easy to sharpen, and forged to a unique level of hardness, which significantly reduces wear on the blade.

Balanced Bolster: The bolster is the point on the knife that connects the blade and the handle. It protects your hand from the sharp blade and provides ideal balance and safety for effortless chopping.

Full Tang: In most German knives, it is common for the blade to extend the entire length of the knife’s handle — this is called a “full tang.” It provides durability, stability, and optimal balance for comfortable knife use.

The Original German Knife

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Forged in the "City of Blades"

Over the last 200 years, we have stayed loyal to the City of Blades and still produce every single one of our forged knives in Solingen, Germany. When it comes to crafting our iconic German knives, continuity and long-term vision are important to us. We have spent over two centuries honing both our knives and our technique to perfection, and we employ some of the world’s most skilled knife artisans to ensure that our premium blades are truly extraordinary. In short, WÜSTHOF’s German knives are not just the best German knives — they are the best knives in the world.

Lifetime Warranty
Made In Solingen
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Approved by Foodies

The first time I picked up my WÜSTHOF knife I knew I would never use another brand again.

Sharon S.

Verified Buyer

I love this knife. My first purchase and now we have 12. They are just that good.

Kate N.

Verified Buyer

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