Wüsthof Grand Prix II 9-Inch Cook's Knife

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Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Through excellent craftsman ship and engineering the Grand Prix2 knife line has become one of the finest knife lines in the world. Made by skilled craftsman in Solingen Germany these fine knives are precision forged out a single piece of the finest steel. This Grand Prix2 9-inch Cooks knife is the perfect cutting and chopping of meats and vegetables. The cooks knife is the most often used knife in the kitchen.

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Binding
Kitchen
EAN
4002293158556
Label
Wusthof
List Price
$145.00
Manufacturer
Wusthof
Product Group
Kitchen
Product Type Name
ABIS_KITCHEN
Publisher
Wusthof
Studio
Wusthof
Title
Wüsthof Grand Prix II 9-Inch Cook's Knife
Feature
Made in Solingen Germany
Release Date
2004-10-01
Brand
Wüsthof
Height
1 inches
Length
16 inches
Width
3 inches
Model
4585-7/23

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Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Handle
5.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2001-05-01
Purchase Price
$90.00
Pros: balanced, keeps an edge, great action
Cons: a bit heavy if not used to it
This is the best knife I have ever owned, although I am only an at home cook and have not owned very many.  I got it at the prompting of my cousin, a J&W post-bachelor grad and 3rd Chef for 10 years now in Savannah, GA.  Got it at a culinary supply store in Charlotte, NC.  It has lasted well.  

I am a fanatic about keeping my cutlery sharp at all times, so every night I use it I sharpen her up.  Nothing worse than getting frustrated by trying to slice a tomato with a really dull blade - this happens sometimes at my sisters house and all I can do is shake my head at her young son and try to teach him right!

This blade has seen a decent amount of cooking over the last 10 years (Is it the Grand Prix II or the original Grand Prix?).  The extra inch over the seeming standard 8" is a real benefit as you get a larger cutting length and better action when you tip into the board to dice.  8" is good, but 9" is better!

My only thing is you really need to get used to the weight and action.  I suppose this is true of an 8" blade as well, but there are all these really little muscles in your hand and forearm that get used.   Between chopping, dicing, slicing and mincing, and trying to play the guitar badly, you get some fine tuned strength.

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