The Wusthof Epicure 3.5" Paring Knife is a "must-have" for any professional or at-home chef. This small knife is perfect for small, delicate tasks like dicing small fruits and vegetables or mincing shallots and herbs. The ergonomic handle is made from Epicurean recycled wood fibers for a stylish, comfortable, and secure grip. The 3.5" blade is coated in a ceramic finish in order to protect it from scratches and damage. The Wusthof Epicure 3.5" Paring knife is a great way to start your Wusthof Epicure collection, or can complement an existing knife set. Made in Solingen, Germany. Lifetime Wusthof Guarantee. Wusthof item number 3966-7/09
After two years of rigorous engineering and designing, Wusthof has once again created a new line of cutlery that is truly cutting-edge. Each Wusthof Epicure knife features a new, modern design that will complement any kitchen. The name comes from the Epicurean handles, which are made from the same material that is used to make high-end cutting boards. The newly designed, ergonomic handles feature 2 high-quality, stainless steel rivets and are made in the United States. The redesigned blade now has a wider, more curved shape to provide better stability, comfort, and ease of use. Each blade is treated with a virtually invisible protective ceramic coating, which protects the blade from wear and tear from regular use, ensuring that your blade will maintain its strength and luster. The ceramic coating also helps keep food from sticking to the blade for more efficient and effortless chopping and cutting. Made in Solingen, Germany; Lifetime Guarantee.
Wusthof forged knives start with quality steel that undergoes extreme heat and hand molding to enhance the flexibility, density, and hardness of the blade. Forged knives are hand crafted and offer greater strength and durability as well as better balance, a heavier feel and lasting sharpness compared to stamped cutlery. The tang of a forged knife always extends into the handle to improve the balance and ergonomics.
Each Wusthof knife is precision forged from a single piece of chrom-molybdenum-vanadium steel. This specialized high carbon, stain-resistant alloy ensures that the critical characteristics of each Wusthof knife are right there from the beginning: razor sharp, long-lasting cutting edge that is both highly stain resistance and easily restorable (able to be sharpened). This formula is imprinted on each forged blade is the following world-renowned Wusthof steel formula: X50 CrMoV15 X = Stainless Steel Mo = Molybdenum 50 = 0.5% carbon - significant for sharpness V = Vanadium for hardness and edge retention Cr = Chromium for stain-resistance 15 = Contents of chromium (15%)
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Honing and Sharpening
Honing or sharpening depends on whether your knife has lost its sharpness or if it is really blunt. A blade's loss of sharpness can be treated using a honing steel. For dull, blunt knives, use a sharpener. To ensure a beautifully sharp blade, we recommend you hone your knives regularly, after each use. Regular honing prevents blades from deteriorating quickly.
Clean your knives right after use. Thoroughly wash your blades with a non-abrasive sponge or brush, then dry immediately afterwards. Use warm soapy water. Always carefully dry your knives with the blade facing away from you to prevent unintentional injuries. While Wusthof knives are suitable to clean in the dishwasher, we recommend you hand wash only to prolong the life of your blades. Dishwashers can cause your blades to rub against objects during the cycle, causing the blades to deteriorate.
Proper Knife Storage
Proper storage of your knives ensures they will last for a very long time. There are three ways we recommend storing your knives; knife blocks, magnetic bar holders, and special cases and space saving rolls. Knife blocks help your knives to sit beautifully on your counter top, while keeping them close at hand. Magnetic bars safely hold your knives and provide space. Special cases and space saving rolls allow you to easily transport your knives without causing damage or harm.
Cutting Surfaces should be smooth, easy to clean and "give" on contact while cutting. J.L. Hufford recommends wooden, bamboo cutting boards, or quality polyethylene boards. Avoid surfaces that can dull or damage the knife such as china, marble, granite, tile, Formica, porcelain, stainless counter tops and glass. Remember to thoroughly clean cutting boards immediately after use after use to prevent harmful bacteria growth from developing.
WÜSTHOF cutlery is manufactured with the highest quality standards and fulfills the required DIN (German Industry Standard) as well as the EN (European Standard).
WÜSTHOF cutlery is fully warranted to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship. The warranty does not apply for normal wear or misuse.