Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.
Product review

Kitchen knives

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

June 2013

Wusthof

Classic Cook’s Knife 4582

Price
From a March 2013 price survey.
Score
76
Worth considering

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.)

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