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[Williams Sonoma] Select Wüsthof Forged Knives (Crafter/Classic Ikon/Classic Series) - 50-65% off - Limited Quantities

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Select Wüsthof Forged Knives (Crafter/Classic Ikon/Classic Series) - 50-65% off - Limited Quantities

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Savings:
50-65%
Retailer:
Williams Sonoma
If anyone is feeling bougie today, here are some knives on sale. Still kinda pricey but maybe you will find it to be worth it.
I'm only including sales that are around 50% off and above.

*NOTE FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS*
Since the website does NOT ship to Quebec (story of our lives), you can process the order through a store sales associate (from another province) for ONLINE or STORE inventory - it worked for me (I called WS in Eaton centre). Beware - there are additonal shipping charges ($19.95).

If you're unfamiliar with the many Wüsthof lines, here's a quick comparison table (US site):
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/c ... son-chart/
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Alternatively, check out:
https://wusthof.ca/pages/shop-by-line

If I'm not mistaken, the forged blades are all made the same way. The lines differ because of the balance/feel of the handle.
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Here are the sales. If it's out of stock online - check store inventory.

CRAFTER LINE: One of the top lines

- Wüsthof Crafter 3 1/2" Paring Knife (Sale: 45.99$ instead of 129.95$ => 65% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... ring-knife

- Wüsthof Crafter 5" Serrated Utility (Sale: 64.99$ instead of 189.95$ => 66% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... ed-utility

- Wüsthof Crafter 6" Utility Knife (Sale: 84.99$ instead of 239.95$ => 65% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... lity-knife

- Wüsthof Crafter 9" Double Serrated Bread Knife (Sale: 89.99$ instead of 259.95$ => 65% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... read-knife

- Wüsthof Crafter 10" Super Slicer Knife (Sale: 99.99$ instead of 289.95$ => 66% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... icer-knife

- Wüsthof Crafter 7" Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife (Sale: 139.99$ instead of 279.95$ => 50% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... toku-knife

- Wüsthof Crafter Steak Knives, Set of 4 (Sale: 259.99$ instead of 519.95$ => 50% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... s-set-of-4



CLASSIC IKON LINE:

- Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8" Deli Knife (Sale: 89.99$ instead of 219.95$ => 59% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... nini-knife



CLASSIC LINE:
- Wüsthof Classic Deli Knife, 8" (Sale: 89.99$ instead of 174.95$ => 49% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... nini-knife

- Wüsthof Classic 8" Vegetable Knife (Sale: 119.99$ instead of 239.95$ => 50% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... able-knife



GRAND PRIX II LINE:
- Wüsthof Grand Prix II 7" Fillet Knife (Sale: 107.99$ instead of 199.95% => 46% off)
https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/wusthof- ... llet-knife
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Feb 23, 2010
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Tempted by that santoku knife... had to leave my knife while relocating due to covid. I don’t think I’ve seen this in person, worried about needing/wanting to replace it due to water damage on the wood and debris getting stuck in the oak/metal after use. Thoughts?
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Shipping is 20 bucks min.
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Nov 28, 2007
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Etobicoke
paradoll wrote: Tempted by that santoku knife... had to leave my knife while relocating due to covid. I don’t think I’ve seen this in person, worried about needing/wanting to replace it due to water damage on the wood and debris getting stuck in the oak/metal after use. Thoughts?
Recently bought the 5" classic white santoku knife directly from Wusthof, during their sale for $129.99 as a birthday present and she loves it. And this is even cheaper! $89 for the 5" or $59 for the 7"!! She's been using for 2 weeks and has had ZERO issues with water damage or debris getting stuck anywhere. I mean, obviously you'd want to make sure it's dry before storing, whether that's on a magnetic strip or in a drawer, so a quick pat with a cloth or let it air dry before putting it away. But honestly at this price I'd totally jump on it! As kthxbye mentions though, $20 for shipping sucks, but still cheaper than buying directly from Wusthof with free shipping during their sale.

I'm so tempted to get the 7" but my current set of knives are pretty new and I need to stop spending money! haha.
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FYI.. $20 shipping and it's pretty slow. Took 3 weeks pre-covid.
RFD is not just for cheapskates. Those who want their expensive toys don't want to pay full price either.
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paradoll wrote: Tempted by that santoku knife... had to leave my knife while relocating due to covid. I don’t think I’ve seen this in person, worried about needing/wanting to replace it due to water damage on the wood and debris getting stuck in the oak/metal after use. Thoughts?
You shouldn't get water damage from normal use and hand washing and drying a wood-handled knife. And if the handle is well fit to the steel there really won't be anywhere for food etc. to get in. And if there are any tiny gaps that concern you, you can fill them with superglue (or other methods can be found online).

If the wood is bare you can treat it the same way you treat a butcher block: food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. Melt the wax into the oil in a coffee mug in the microwave (or similar methods), stir to blend, apply heavily to wood with a brush, cloth, or paper towel, rub it in to some extent, let it absorb and cool, then wipe off anything that didn't soak in and buff it. Makes it *mostly* waterproof (still don't let it sit in water for long) and preserves the wood. May also darken the wood to some extent.

You can also buy branded butcher block "butter" but they're still just food-grade oil and wax.
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Feb 23, 2010
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tokihamai wrote: Recently bought the 5" classic white santoku knife directly from Wusthof, during their sale for $129.99 as a birthday present and she loves it. And this is even cheaper! $89 for the 5" or $59 for the 7"!! She's been using for 2 weeks and has had ZERO issues with water damage or debris getting stuck anywhere. I mean, obviously you'd want to make sure it's dry before storing, whether that's on a magnetic strip or in a drawer, so a quick pat with a cloth or let it air dry before putting it away. But honestly at this price I'd totally jump on it! As kthxbye mentions though, $20 for shipping sucks, but still cheaper than buying directly from Wusthof with free shipping during their sale.

I'm so tempted to get the 7" but my current set of knives are pretty new and I need to stop spending money! haha.
I was actually eyeing the 7” Crafter for $139.99 but hmm that 7” Gourmet is looking interesting. Didn’t realize the 7” is $59!

the gourmet model is stamped so your classic (forged) will probably last longer. The handle is essentially thermoplastic so it can withstand water and more neglect (lol) compared to the wood handles. I would have liked the classic (not wood). I’ve used a rosewood handle Victorinox for years and if you didn’t baby it and let it fully dry, the wood in the handle would eventually start rotting away at the edges slowly and allow food to get stuck...

I have an ancient Wusthof utility knife that’s 32 years old. It’s still going strong.

Argh.
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Feb 23, 2010
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OakAged wrote: You shouldn't get water damage from normal use and hand washing and drying a wood-handled knife. And if the handle is well fit to the steel there really won't be anywhere for food etc. to get in. And if there are any tiny gaps that concern you, you can fill them with superglue (or other methods can be found online).

If the wood is bare you can treat it the same way you treat a butcher block: food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. Melt the wax into the oil in a coffee mug in the microwave (or similar methods), stir to blend, apply heavily to wood with a brush, cloth, or paper towel, rub it in to some extent, let it absorb and cool, then wipe off anything that didn't soak in and buff it. Makes it *mostly* waterproof (still don't let it sit in water for long) and preserves the wood. May also darken the wood to some extent.

You can also buy branded butcher block "butter" but they're still just food-grade oil and wax.
Great tips, thanks! Also... banish household members putting knives in the dishwasher...
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Dec 5, 2003
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Very tempted... I've been looking for a small Santuko for my wife - she hates the knives we have because they're too big. I was going to go with a Shun because of the smaller handle - most of these ones look pretty hefty
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Only wash your good knives by hand. I've had the ikon knives for years. My parents thought it was a good gift because I always buy whatever I want and am hard to shop for... It was a fantastic gift, they still look the same as new and are easily rehoned/sharpened. I only wash by hand and hand dry after washing to keep the blades looking great and working well.
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tokihamai wrote: Recently bought the 5" classic white santoku knife directly from Wusthof, during their sale for $129.99 as a birthday present and she loves it. And this is even cheaper! $89 for the 5" or $59 for the 7"!! She's been using for 2 weeks and has had ZERO issues with water damage or debris getting stuck anywhere. I mean, obviously you'd want to make sure it's dry before storing, whether that's on a magnetic strip or in a drawer, so a quick pat with a cloth or let it air dry before putting it away. But honestly at this price I'd totally jump on it! As kthxbye mentions though, $20 for shipping sucks, but still cheaper than buying directly from Wusthof with free shipping during their sale.

I'm so tempted to get the 7" but my current set of knives are pretty new and I need to stop spending money! haha.
The $59.99 Santoku here is not the same as the white one you purchased

This one is from the budget Gourmet line
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Feb 23, 2010
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Not sure if I got carried away but...Got four of the Crafter knives - Santoku, paring, 6” utility and 5” serrated utility. Looks like the steak knives met the sale quota because the price doubled to $416! Better for my wallet. Happy enough with the deal compared to buying an overpriced block set priced at over $1k with honing/bread knife that needs to eventually be replaced anyway.

$20 shipping in GTA and $25 to Ottawa area. Note: The serrated utility and paring does not ship out til April 3rd.

Thanks OP! (I think?!)
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Jun 2, 2018
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OakAged wrote: You shouldn't get water damage from normal use and hand washing and drying a wood-handled knife. And if the handle is well fit to the steel there really won't be anywhere for food etc. to get in. And if there are any tiny gaps that concern you, you can fill them with superglue (or other methods can be found online).

If the wood is bare you can treat it the same way you treat a butcher block: food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. Melt the wax into the oil in a coffee mug in the microwave (or similar methods), stir to blend, apply heavily to wood with a brush, cloth, or paper towel, rub it in to some extent, let it absorb and cool, then wipe off anything that didn't soak in and buff it. Makes it *mostly* waterproof (still don't let it sit in water for long) and preserves the wood. May also darken the wood to some extent.

You can also buy branded butcher block "butter" but they're still just food-grade oil and wax.
So much to learn!
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soymilkslam wrote: The $59.99 Santoku here is not the same as the white one you purchased

This one is from the budget Gourmet line
Ooooh good to know! That makes it easier for me to resist!
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Hmm wonder if I can find a knife to deal with cutting brisket and getting rid of that whiteskin.
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Wish they had a good deal on a Chef's knife.
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Purchased the Classic Ikons from another store and very well made!
Edit: Doesn't seem like there's any Classic Ikons left..
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Any promo codes to make the shipping easier to justify?
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I got a santoku when Sears was clearing them out a couple of years ago. Definitely worth the price.

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