Product Comparison: Wüsthof Classic vs Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0)

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General Specifications
Pro (38401-161-0)
About the Product
All knives from the Classic series are precision forged from a single blank of high carbon, no-stain surgical steel. Traditional skills and the latest robotronics continue the grinding and polishing until the final cutting edge is applied at the most appropriate blade angle.
The traditional Zwilling pro chef's knife is a kitchen implement you will simply not want to be without in the kitchen. It is perfect for cleaning or cutting vegetables. It is also perfect for cutting meat.
Key Specs
Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Blade Material
High-carbon no-stain surgical steel
Friodur ice-hardened steel
Blade Length
9 in
6.3 in
Full tang
Full tang
Mirror polished, finger protective
Mirror polished, finger protective
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Wüsthof Classic chef's knife (blade 23 cm)
  • This knife is the best blade I have ever used in the kitchen. Whether you are slicing onions finely, or whether chopping herbs this professional knife makes it child's play.
  • This blade is razor sharp so use the sleeve & end clip when storing.
  • The carbon steel itself looks beautiful and will no doubt last years and years if looked after. I will now be saving up to replace my hole set with these Wusthof knives.
  • 9" The curved blade is stiff and sturdy. Quite handy for chopping and dicing.
  • Cuts very nicely when I've borrowed it - I personally would prefer a smaller blade, 23cm is longer than I expected!
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • Quality materials and craftsmanship, sharp as a razor, good ergonomics.
  • Blade shape makes this knife ideal for every kitchen job except paring, and the 6 inch length means you never have to go camping, fishing, or on vacation without a good kitchen knife.
  • Very sharp and handy. Good length and curve. Elegant look.
  • The lack of a full bolster makes it easy to sharpen the full length.
  • The curved transition to the blade might make storage in some blocks a bit unsightly.
Size & Weight
0.98 in
1.97 in
4.97 oz
7.83 oz
17.99 in
11.02 in
2.99 in
1.97 in
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Wüsthof Classic chef's knife (blade 23 cm)
  • Well balanced with a great blade. Very happy with my purchase.
  • It is the perfect size for the many small cutting and slicing tasks I perform on a regular basis.
  • Slices nicely very sharp. Good size to handle for me. Have other sizes too and wanted a smaller one. Happy with purchase.
  • It is the right length, the proper balance, and the right weight. It is also very, very sharp.
  • Great balance and weight, good quality feel and so sharp I could shave with it though I probably wouldn't survive the experience.
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • The size, balance and sharpness makes this new addition to our kitchen tools a favorite when preparing meals. Also loved the price!
  • It is the smaller blade size, combined with the wider blade width, that makes this a winner among analogues.
  • Great knife! Wonderful weight and fantastically sharp edge! I use it on everything!
  • It has a little more weight to it than what I was used to but it feels very nice and balanced.
  • The weight and heft of the knife feels very bad, it's too heavy for me.
Block Included
Number Of Pieces
Handle Type
Triple riveted
Triple riveted
Handle Material
Hard plastic
Hard plastic
Cleaning and Care
Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
Lifetime Warranty, Ergonomic handle design, Finger guard
V-edge, Plain edge, Corrosion-resistant, Lifetime Warranty
What customers say about "Features"
Wüsthof Classic chef's knife (blade 23 cm)
  • The handle material is tough. I like the full tang construction. It assures this will last several life times.
  • The handle is made a very comfortable material, and even though we're bad owners that run in through the dishwasher, there has been no looseness in the handle. It resharpens easily.
  • Sharpens easily, grip is comfortable, and bolster allows a sharp blade all the way to the heel. And prevents finger cuts from slipping up the heel.
  • The handle of the blade rides high enough off the cutting surface to permit easy chopping without finger contact.
  • Low quality blade and cheap plastic handle. For this amount of money it is absolutely shocking.
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • The handle is much better, the knife is heavier, and the way the handle material goes to the blade allows to use it "pinch" style, pretty handy.
  • The handle is hefty and comfortable making it wonderful for prolonged use.
  • I still like this knife because the design and comfortable handle.
  • It is incredibly easy to clean and dry, thanks to the smooth transition.
  • I'm disappointed with this knife as it has so many scratches on its handle like second hand.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
69.99 $

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