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Wusthof Production

WÜSTHOF- knives are known for their outstanding sharpness. By honing and sharpening the knives yourself you can maintain this feeling for a lifetime of use. In our section "Honing and sharpening" you will find detailed guidelines on how to do so. Of course, cleaning your knives is of importance as well. You will find all information about important steps to follow after having used your knives.

Over 40 different manufacturing steps are needed to produce a forged WÜSTHOF knife from one solid piece of steel. The image below highlights some of the most improtant production steps.

Sheet bar of high carbon no-stain steel Polished
Precision forged piece Scales of handles and rivets
Tempered to 58° Rockwell The Wüsthof Cook's Knife


The Steel

WÜSTHOF - knives are all made of a special steel alloy. X50 Cr MoV 15 - a special alloy for superb knives.

X Stainless steel
50 0.5 % carbon - the carbon content is significant for the sharpness
Cr Chromium for stain-resistant properties
Mo Molybdenum enhances the stain-resistant properties
V Vanadium for hardness and edge retention
15 Percentage of chromium contents