Wusthof Classic vs Zwilling Henckels Pro

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by acid_burn, May 15, 2020.

  1. acid_burn

    acid_burn

    4
    May 15, 2020
    looking to pick up a nakiri for home kitchen, and can't decide between Wusthof Classic
    or Zwilling Henckels Pro. they are both similar hardness 57/58 German steel. i've
    watched a ton of Youtube videos and they both seem about them same.

    would like opinions from experienced users
     
  2. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

    419
    Jan 23, 2017
    If I wanted a nakiri, I'd go for a Japanese manufacturer.
    From my handling of it, the Wusthof is a bit heavy and the steel is soft. I imagine it will take an edge, but it's not going to hold it.
    Honestly MAC or Tojiro will do better for less.
     
  3. Spideyjg

    Spideyjg

    276
    Nov 7, 2017
    I think the Henckels Pro S are a more comfortable handle than the Wusthof Classic.
     
  4. acid_burn

    acid_burn

    4
    May 15, 2020
  5. Ourorboros

    Ourorboros

    419
    Jan 23, 2017
    That's fine, but a single bevel blade like a true usuba will tend to steer.
     
  6. WhoseWoodsTheseAre

    WhoseWoodsTheseAre

    20
    Jun 4, 2020
    I'll be the latecomer who likes the Wusthof. It's the balance that really works for me. I'm not strong, so I need the knife to be well-balanced.
     
  7. acid_burn

    acid_burn

    4
    May 15, 2020
    i ended up buying a Wusthof Classic Ikon Nakiri and Santoku
     
    WhoseWoodsTheseAre and Eli Chaps like this.
  8. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Thanks for the follow-up. How do you like them?
     

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