Since 1814 WÜSTHOF has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged knives.
Today the family business is in its seventh generation of ownership, under the management of Harald Wüsthof.
Wüsthof knives are manufactured by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany.
Production follows strict rules in order to achieve the finest quality, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly. Today more than 350 forged knives are available in the WÜSTHOF assortment, along with cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo – a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. The logo was registered at the Berlin Patent Office as early as 1895.
WÜSTHOF knives are the cherished tools of the world´s most distinguished chefs and home cooking enthusiasts, which is why WÜSTHOF is the official partner of the German national team of chefs, as well as other international culinary teams.
The latest cutting performance tests carried out by the FGW (Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V., a German research association for tools and materials based in Remscheid) confirm that WUSTHOF forged knives offer the best quality when compared to other well-known, single-layer brands.
The extensive tests were carried out in accordance with DIN EN ISO 8442-5. WUSTHOF knives have a considerably higher ICP (Initial Cutting Performance) and maintain this performance for an extremely long time (TCC = Total Card Cut).
When compared with the winners in the “cook´s knife” category awarded by German consumer organisation “Stiftung Warentest” in its 1st edition of 2008, forged WUSTHOF knives featuring the new PEtec technology produce a result which is about 20% higher.
The blades are measured by laser before sharpening.
Computer programmes calculate the precise sharpening angle for each blade.
The knives are then sharpened on a whetstone using precision robots.
Finally, the knives are given a final polish using a special disc.