Kitchen knives

We last tested kitchen knives in 2013. There are no updates planned.

Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.

Wusthof

Classic Cook’s Knife 4582

worth considering

76

Price guide

$238

Member Reviews

    This knife has very good handling, good initial sharpness and OK edge durability.

    Test results

    • 83
      Handling
    • 76
      Initial sharpness
    • 56
      Edge durability

    Good points

    • Very good handling.
    • Good initial sharpness.
    • OK edge durability.

    Bad points

    (No obvious bad points.)

    How we test

    Overall score:

    • Handling (60 percent)
    • Initial sharpness (20 percent)
    • Edge durability (20 percent)

    Price is based on a March 2013 price survey.

    Model

    • Price guide

      $238

    • Origin

      Germany

    Specifications

    • Size (cm)

      20

    • Weight (g)

      256

    • Handle

      Plastic

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    2 Member reviews

    Satisfied in every way

    Pros

    I was looking for a genuine all-purpose cook's knife which felt good in the hand. This one does, has maintained its edge, is easy to sharpen and is genuinely all-purpose. Am pleased.

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Jan M.

    Used 3 - 6 months

    Excellent knives - well worth the cost!

    Pros

    Everything about the Classic range is superb. Great weight and balance, coupled with beautiful size and proportion make them the best knives I've ever owned for kitchen use.

    Even out of the box they are sharp but do benefit from a quick swipe on the stone followed by a strop.

    They look great and improve with age and use - but NEVER go near a dishwasher with ANY fine blade, always hand wash!

    I use this particular knife almost daily for just about all meal preparation chores.

    Cons

    None at all (and I have over a dozen!)

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Richard B.

    Used 1 month or less