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Wusthof 4463-23 9-Inch Sharpening Steel

by WUSTHOF

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  • Essential to keep your knives in top condition, periodically passing your knives along a honing...
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  • Size: 9"
  • Dimensions: steel: 9"L

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Wusthof 4463-23 9-Inch Sharpening Steel + Wusthof 9755 Classic 2-Piece Starter Set
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm ; 195 g
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Item model number: 4463-23
  • ASIN: B00009WDSF
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 19 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,085 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Your WÜSTHOF knives are designed to be maintained on a regular basis. A sharp knife is a safe knife and does what its suppoed to - cut. Use the steel on a regular basis - stroke the knife down the full length of the steel at 20 degree per side, 4-5 strokes per side and easy does.

From Amazon.ca

A sharpening steel is an indispensable tool for keeping your knife collection in its best cutting shape. This 9-inch Wusthof model is made for the job, with a sturdy non-slip handle and a magnetic steel that attracts metal fibers while you sharpen. The tool's square handle provides a good grip and allows easy revolution of the steel to spread the work around its surface. Fitted with a loop for hanging storage, the steel also stashes tidily in most knife blocks.

From the Manufacturer

In the culinary world variety and preparing something outstanding is the key to success. Due to this, Wusthof offers more than 350 different kinds of knives to be able to provide the perfect knife for everyone. No matter which kind of blade and handle shape you are thinking of--Wusthof has the right knife for all your needs.

The most important features of a high-value forged Wusthof knife:
  • Exceptionally sharp
  • Long-lasting cutting edge
  • High stain resistance
  • Easily restorable edge

Classic Cutlery

The Classic triple-riveted knife series features:
  • Precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion
  • Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer
  • Special alloyed, stainless steel
  • Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip
  • Seamless, hygienic fit of the handle
  • Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control
  • For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts
  • Made in Solingen, Germany
Details of a Forged Wusthof Knife
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PEtec--Precision-Edge Technology

New Wusthof technology offers superior sharpness!

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.

PEtec

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 organization "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 Technology:

  • Blades are measured by a laser before sharpening
  • Computer programs calculate precise sharpening angle for each blade
  • Knives are then sharpened on a whetstone using precision robots
  • Knives are given a final polish using a special disc

The Benefits:

  • Extremely high initial cutting performance
  • Exceptionally long edge retention / long service life of blade
  • Optimum cutting edge along the entire length of the blade
  • Unique, consistently high and reproducible quality

PEtec from Wusthof--superior sharpness for professional and home cooks!

How Wusthof Knives are Made

Wusthof knives are known for their outstanding sharpness. By honing and sharpening the knives yourself you can maintain this feeling for a lifetime of use (see "Honing and Sharpening" section below for detailed guidelines on how to do so).

Evolution
The evolution of a precision forged knife

Over 40 different manufacturing steps are needed to produce a forged Wusthof knife from one solid piece of steel.

Here you will find a detailed explanation of some of the most important production steps.

1. Sheet bar of high-carbon no-stain steel
2. Precision forged piece
3. Tempered to 58-degree Rockwell
4. Polished
5. Scales of handles and rivets
6. The Wusthof Cook's knife

Types of Blades

The Right Blade for Every Purpose

The edge is the business end of a knife. It is skillfully honed by hand and incredibly sharp. For different cutting tasks different blade shapes and edges are recommended.

The Differences:

Straight-edge blade: The straight edge allows a smooth and clean cut. When carving no fibres are torn out of the meat. This edge can be used for firm and soft food like meat, vegetables and fruit.

Serrated-edge blade: The wavy or serrated edge allows an easy cut through crusty food like a traditional roast and crispy bread.

Hollow-edge blade: When cutting an air pocket is created between the hollow edge and the slice. This prevents the food from sticking to the blade and allows for finer slices.

Cleaning & Storage

Proper care for long-lasting cooking enjoyment

If you value your tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel.

Wash

For proper storage we recommend the following options:

  • Knife blocks in a variety of shapes, colors and configurations. The handy knife block provides protection for your blades as well as a visual compliment to your kitchen decor.
  • Magnet Bars in wood, synthetic material or aluminum. Two extra strong magnet segments provide a safe, easily visible and space-saving storage option.
  • Cook's cases in rolls and briefcase styles. This is the ideal method for professionals to store and transport their tools safely.

About Wusthof

Since 1814 Wusthof 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 Wusthof.

Wusthof knives are manufactured by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany.

Wusthof applies sustainable practices to their production facilities: Solar panels on the roof provide electricity to their manufacturing facility, they clean and reuse water to reduce water usage, and they reuse scrap materials rather than creating waste.

In addition to knives, Wusthof offers an assortment of cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors bearing the famous Trident logo--a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality.


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You really can't go wrong with a sharpening steel and this one fits into my Wustof classic set nicely. I use it on a daily basis and it keeps my knives sharp and honed.
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By htcs on Aug. 24 2012
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I've never used a sharpening steel before, and wasn't sure how well it would sharpen my knives. I have to say I am very impressed with the results. Google videos on this type of sharpener to understand how to properly get your knives sharp.
I would highly recommend this sharpening steel.
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I have Wustof knives; they are one of the best and I have given a set ( with a sharpening steel ) as a gift. This second steel is for someone else who really needs a good steel.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is not an authentic Wusthof. Dec 17 2012
By Jenn Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
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It works just fine as a sharpening steel, but it is NOT a Wusthof brand steel. First indicator is that the rod did not come in a box; rather, just had a slip of cardboard over the steel to protect it. The cardboard had "Made In Germany" and said it was a Wusthof, but...main indicator this was not legit is that the red "W" logo that is emblazoned on all Wusthof products (usually on the handle) was IMITATED with a red "W" sticker. Dude. The sharpening rod works well and does the job overall, but obviously I feel victim to false advertising in the product not being the brand I believed it to be. Beware.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I Like it Sept. 28 2012
By Luciano CCS - Published on Amazon.com
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its a fair price, right weight, the wusthof label did not last too long on the handel, beside that I think its ok.
works well Jan. 17 2014
By kneehere - Published on Amazon.com
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i first use a sharpener and then I hone them and keep the edge healthy with this steel. It has a good weight and feel in hand, the hilt and length are adequate for safety and sharpening long blades.