The WÜSTHOF Classic Tomato Knife has a serrated edge and a black, triple-riveted handle. Its blade length is 5″. The traditional forked end is for serving the tomato slices. A serrated edge is excellent for cutting any food that is hard/crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, such as salami, sausage, bagels, bread, etc.
This knife is precision forged from a single piece of chrome-molybdenum steel. Forging makes the metal harder so the knife stays sharp longer. This knife has a bolster (the thick metal section between the blade and the handle) which protects the fingers and gives the knife a solid, balanced feel and heft. The knife has a full tang, which means the forged metal extends to the end of the handle for maximum strength and balance. The blade is skillfully honed twice by hand and laser tested to be extremely sharp. Computer-controlled grinding and polishing procedures result in a precise tapering from bolster to tip and from back to edge. The blade is stainless, and has a long-lasting cutting edge. The blade has a 0.5 percent carbon content, which is significant for sharpness, edge retention, and honing of the blade. The blade is optimally tempered to 56 degrees Rockwell. The handle is made of high impact poly Hostaform C, and is perfectly sized and proportioned for the specific use of the knife. The knife is perfectly balanced for effortless cutting. There is a seamless, totally hygienic fit between the handle, bolster and full tang. Some 40 major manufacturing steps are required to produce each knife. Painstaking quality controls follow each step of the process.
The WÜSTHOF name and the Trident logo are etched onto every blade as a symbol of quality. Since 1814, knives bearing the WÜSTHOF name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world’s “cutlery capital” of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty-first century production methods. The company remains family owned and under the management of the sixth and seventh generation of ownership.
WÜSTHOF-Trident is internationally acclaimed for the quality of their knives. Heimerdinger Cutlery carries an extensive selection of WÜSTHOF knives. If you don’t see the knife you need here, we would be glad to order it for you. All of the WÜSTHOF-Trident knives in our store are laid out so that you can handle them to feel their heft, check out various handle styles, and see how they fit your hand.