In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S.
The Wushtof company, based in Germany, makes carbon-steel kitchen knives that get high ratings from most credible reviewers (including Cook’s Illustrated and Consumer Reports). Reviewers are impressed by the durability of Wushtof knives — they are made of heavy forged steel.
The Wushtof Classic, which we are featuring here, has polypropylene handles riveted to a metal tang. The knife is also known for retaining a sharp edge for years. Wushtof warranties the knife to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for the lifetime of the product.
The Wushtof Classic knife is available from Amazon for about $120.
Other equally durable kitchen knives include the Shun Santoku Hollow Ground Knife and the Victorinox Fibrox Granton Edge Santoku Knife.