Due to a planned system outage, all orders placed today will ship after March 5th.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Print logo
Faded knife production facility
Triptych of knife productionWÜSTHOF workers through the year - mobile

Crafting Excellence Since 1814

Hands sliding out a knife from a leather cover

Tradition and Innovation,
Hand in Hand

At WÜSTHOF, we aim to elevate the joy of cooking while setting the standard for culinary excellence. Our rich heritage dates back over 200 years and has allowed us to perfect German-engineered knives and cutlery. Our commitment to quality, innovation, and tradition is unwavering, ensuring every kitchen enthusiast from chefs to home cooks can unleash their culinary creativity and craft cuisine that inspires. 

Precision & Durability

Experience the art of knife making with our state-of-the-art techniques and superior craftsmanship.

Innovation & Tradition

Discover the perfect blend of innovation and tradition in every knife we create.

classic 8" chef's knife
Today
2023
amici 8" chef's knife
2021
Performer 8" chef's knife
2020
2019
Crafter 8" Chef's Knife
2019
Urban Farmer 8" Chef's knife
2018
2014
2012
Classic Ikon 8" Chef's Knife
1998
1992
1987
1985
Gourmet 8" Chef's Knife
1970s
1972
1930s
1895
Classic 8" Chef's Knife
1886
1814

The WÜSTHOF Legacy

Family is not just part of our legacy. It's palpable in every series, blade and bolster.

Wuesthof Family Workshop

The Family Workshop Where it All Started

1814

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Wuesthof Car

Hugo Eduard Wusthof

1894-1985

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Eduard Wuesthof

Eduard Wusthof

1817-1876

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Robert Wuesthof

Robert Wusthof

1887-1964

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Eduard Wuesthof

Eduard Wusthof

1887-1964

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Wolfgang Wuesthof

Wolfgang Wusthof

1935

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Viola and Harold Wuesthof

Viola and Harold Wuesthof

The Seventh Generation

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

Wuesthof family

The Next Generation

In 1814 Johann Abraham Wüsthof (1776-1839) founded Wüsthof, Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works at Weinsberg. He began to expand the business vision of his father, Johann Wilhelm Wüsthof (1760-1829), who owned a small grindery in Solingen, Germany’s Weinsberg Valley along the Wupper River. Johann converted his father’s workshop into an independent steel and iron business, leveraging the river’s water power to fuel his grinding wheels, shown above.

The Key to Our Manufacturing Process

Knife icon

State of the Art Formula

It takes forty steps to turn a piece of WÜSTHOF steel – a special mixture of chrome, vanadium, molybdenum, and stainless steel – into a quality knife

Cog icon

Precision Engineering

Using state-of-the-art machinery and meticulous attention to detail, we ensure that every knife meets the highest standards of quality.

circle

Solingen Heritage

Continuity and long-term vision are important to us, which is why we've manufactured our knives in Solingen since 1814.

Close-up image of man sharpening knife

Crafting Exceptional Knives with Tradition and Innovation

At WÜSTHOF, we take pride in our rich history of crafting exceptional kitchen knives. With over 200 years of experience and a commitment to innovation, we have become the most trusted knife manufacturer in the world. Our satisfied customers are a testament to the artisanship and precision that goes into every knife we craft.

Our Process

1.7 million+
Knives Produced Yearly

84
Countries Served