If you were to buy just one knife, the sensible choice would be the 16cm Wusthof Classic Cooks Knife. First of all, it's a Wusthof, so it's one of the world's best and secondly, it's a cook's knife, which is generally considered the most versatile knife in a chef's knife collection. Cook's knives do all the major tasks exceptionally well: carving, slicing, chopping and dicing. Once you own a knife like this, you'll be surprised at the difference a really good knife can make.Wusthof Classics feature thick bolsters with complete finger guards, triple-riveted full-tang handles, and multi-functional blade surfaces designed cleave, crush, and pound as efficiently as they cut. Drop forged and perfectly balanced, the blade is forged from one solid piece of steel, tempered to the optimum 58° Rockwell for durability.
X50 CrMoVa 15 stainless steel
Double ground @ 20 degrees
High-impact plastic, triple riveted
Dishwasher safe, however it is recommended that you hand wash and dry immediately
Lifetime warranty on all manufacturing faults & defects