Wusthof Classic 5 Inch Serrated Utility Knife Review

Wusthoff Classic Ikon 4110 5 inch serrated utility knife

The Wüsthof Classic 4110 5″ Serrated Utility Knife is  Tough and Extremely Versatile for Those Times When You Need One Blade To Accomplish Multiple Tasks

Knife Specifications

  • Full Tang
  • Blade Length: 5 inches
  • Overall Length: 9 inches
  • Blade Steel: High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene
  • Blade Finish: Polished
  • Weight: 2.3 ounces
  • Manufacture Location: Germany

Pros

  • Full Tang
  • Forgesd not Stamped
  • Good Balance
  • Very Sharp
  • Wusthof’s Precision Edge Technology
  • Comfortable Slip Resistant Handle
  • Versatile
  • Very Durable

Cons

  • Cost
  • 5 inch blade is a little short for many types of bread.

 

 

A Great Road Trip Knife

If you have a full set of kitchen knives at home you probably have a knife for just about every purpose from bread cutting to vegetable slicing, but sometimes you need a versatile knife that can perform many tasks well even if it doesn’t necessarily excel at any one task. A good utility knife should be able to slice vegetables, and cut through bread or most meats effortlessly. Utility knives are often referred to as a sandwich knife, because they can be used to cut and slice all the ingredients of a sandwich, and the sandwich itself. Utility knives are especially handy in small RV’s or vacation cabins where space is limited or on camping or road trips. If you are going to grab one knife from your set to take on the road it should be a utility knife. If your lifestyle is such that you feel you need a good utility knife than the Wüsthof Classic 4110 5 inch utility knife is one of the best options on the market.

 

Blade Construction and Performance

Slicing a Tomato Wusthof Classic 4110 5 inch Serrated Utility Knife

The blade of the Wusthof 4110 is precision forged from a single piece of high carbon steel which sets it apart from the lower end utility knives that are stamped rather than forged. The blade also utilizes Wusthof’s precision edge technology which gives it’s blades a sharper edge and doubles the edge retention so these knives will require less sharpening which is especially nice on serrated blades, because they are a little more difficult to sharpen.

The only downside of this blade is that the 5 inch size makes it a little difficult to cut certain types of bread. Wusthof does make a Classic 6 inch utility knife, but it is not serrated. I personally like 5 inch utility knives, because they are the kitchen knife that travels with me on road trips and camping trips, and the smaller size makes it easy to travel with. The Classic Ikon 4110 excels at most tasks you you would need a knife for while traveling, and the toughness and durability of the blade is an added plus, because the road is hard on cutlery.

 

Handle Ergonomics and Durability

The contoured handle of the Classic Ikon is made of polypropylene which is very durable and extremely water resistant. It is not as visually appealing as some wood handle utility knives, but it is more practical, because it won’t warp or stain from extended exposure to water or moisture. The handle is triple riveted to the tang and lays flush with the edge for secure fit and feel. The contoured handle is comfortable enough for extended use unless you hands are extremely large.

Conclusion

The Wusthof Classic 4110 5 inch  Serrated Utility knife is not the cheapest utility knife on the market at $84, but it is certainly one of the best especially if durability and versatility are what you are looking for. This is an excellent jack of all trades knife for traveling, picnics or camping, and it is a straight up bagel slicing beast. You will get some of the most evenly cut bagel slices of your life with this knife.

 

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2018-07-31T23:07:16+00:00

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Picture taker and occasional blog writer who spends his time outdoors trying to break tactical, bushcraft and hunting knives and his time indoors trying to break kitchen knives.
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