Finally bought a German knife set

I’ve always wondered my mother didn’t need new kitchen knives so I questioned her about it. She said that the German knives that she bought had a lifetime warranty and they’re made out of durable stainless steel. (Look here: The good german knife sets).  At the age of 16, I didn’t understand what she was talking about but a few years later, I finally understood. 

The Feel of German Knives

I tested out my sister’s chef knife which was made by the Japanese and then I tried my mother’s Wusthof chef knife. I easily spotted the difference. The Wusthof had more weight to it and it had the right balance for me to enjoy slicing through vegetables and meat. The Shun had a thinner blade compared to the Wusthof.

You don’t need to use much effort when slicing. You just need to glide the Wusthof on a Tomato and it will just sink into it. Japanese knives are also particular about their looks. The Wusthof looks like an ordinary knife compared to the Shun’s blade which was covered with 32 layers of alloy to create a Damascus steel look.

The Wusthof knife has made cooking much easier. I also find myself helping my mom more often as the razor sharp edge slices anything in its path which saves a lot of time.

Good Knives To Buy: Wusthof Vs Shun

When it comes to purchasing a knife, I suggest you get it in your hands and cut something before deciding. Wusthof and Shun are good knives that have unique strengths, and your decision should be based on your experience, you would also suggest u check out this top recommendation on Pcn chef. I have used the two knives, and I am going to share my experience with them.

I have used Wusthof knife, and I can say I love its heft. The knife is 10-inch long giving the feeling of an extension arm. The knife also offers more balance between the handle and the blade. This is something you don’t get from Shun since it is lighter than Wusthof because of their thin edge and blade.

Wusthof is harder than Shun. As a result, it retains its sharpness for a longer period. Shun, on the other hand, is very sharp and easier to sharpen than Wusthof. The Shun’s angle to sharpen is different from Wusthof’s. Shun knives come with free sharpening services.

When using Wusthof, there is no fear of cutting yourself as it has a full bolster that offers protection and balance. Shun knives have no or trimmed bolster. It depends on your preference.

Shun creates its handles using a formula known as PakkaWood. This technique makes the wood used moisture resistant and durable. The handles also come in different styles. Wusthof handles, on the other hand, are made of a synthetic polymer which is more resistant to water and more durable than wooden handles.

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Despite having almost the same performance, the durability of Shun depends greatly on how you use it. Wusthof’s strength enables its use in bone-in poultry. Shun use on bone-in poultry or other hard vegetables can damage the blade.

Both Wusthof and Shun offer good choices of Western and Asian blades respectively. Wusthof will provide more options for blade style and sizes. However, that doesn’t mean that Shun knives are uncompetitive. I hope the information I have provided will help decide on which knife is the best.