The Wusthof Gourmet knives are lighter weight and a good choice for thase with a limited budget.
Wusthof 4034 Gourmet Peeling Knife 2-1/4″
This WÜSTHOF Gourmet Tornè Peeling Knife (bird’s beak knife) has a drop point blade of length 2-1/4″ and a black, triple-riveted handle. This knife is very good for peeling fruits and vegetables because the cutting edge (on the inside of the curve) fits so neatly around anything with a round shape. The Gourmet knives are not forged, but are good quality and affordable.
Wusthof 4114-16 Gourmet Sandwich Knife 6″
This WÜSTHOF Gourmet Sandwich Knife has a black, triple-riveted handle and a blade length of 6″. This small carving knife is ideal for all-purpose kitchen use and “in between” jobs, such as cutting medium sized fruits and vegetables, and cutting smaller cuts of meat and poultry. The blade is laser-cut, and is skillfully twice honed by hand and laser tested to be extremely sharp.
Wusthof 4562-16 Gourmet Cooks Knife 6″
This WÜSTHOF Gourmet Cook’s Knife or Chef’s Knife has a black triple-riveted handle and a blade length of 6″. This small size is popular for home use. The Cook’s Knife, also known as the Chef’s Knife, is a large, wide kitchen knife. It is sometimes called a “manual food processor.” A cook’s knife can be used for dicing, chopping, mincing, and quartering. The offset handle keeps one’s knuckles from hitting the cutting surface. The extra wide chef’s knives offer even more space for the larger hand.