Each Wüsthof knife is precision forged from a single piece of chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel X 50 CrMo V 15, hardened to 58° Rockwell and combine this with a laser-precision ground edge for perfect sharpness.
This specialized high carbon, stain-resistant alloy ensures that the critical characteristics of each Wüsthof knife are there right from the beginning:
+exceptionally sharp
+long lasting cutting edge
+high stain resistance
easily restorable edge

Wüsthof Steel Formular:
X = Stainless steel
50 = 0,5 % carbon - the carbon content is significant for the sharpness
Cr = Chromium for stain-resistant properties
Mo = Molybdenum enhances the stain-resistant properties
V = Vanadium for hardness and edge retention
15 = Contents of chromium in % (15 %)

The knife production of Wusthof in Solingen:

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