A boning knife should be a part of any kitchen set and in today’s review, we will take a quick look at the Wusthof 4603 6-inch boning knife. It’s a member of the Wusthof Classic family of knives, which features some of the best-rated kitchen knives available on the market.
So, what’s a boning knife anyway? A boning knife is a very sharp knife with a long narrow blade and a sharp point. As the name suggests, it is specifically designed for deboning chicken, pork and other meat as well. Thanks to its flexible blade, it can also be used for fish filleting tasks; however, I prefer a dedicated filleting knife for those tasks.
Wusthof is a German knife-making company founded more than two hundred years ago. It has a very good reputation for making high-quality knives and knife accessories.
Features at Glance
- 6-inch high carbon stainless steel blade
- Full tang
- Full bolster and finger guard
- Weight: 4 oz.
- Made in Germany
If you have not guessed it yet, we are dealing with a blade that is 6 inches long. This length is ideal for me. The blade is flexible and super sharp, making it easy to cut closely around the bone joints.
The knife and its blade are made of high carbon steel and it’s actually a forged knife, which is really great. Most of the current knives in production are merely stamped from a sheet of steel. Forged knives are generally much better than stamped knives and will keep its edge for a longer time.
The knife has a full tang, therefore there’s pretty much no chance that the blade would break off the handle.
The knife is rated as dishwasher safe, however, if you’ve read any of my other reviews you will know that I would still advise against putting the knife in the dishwasher. Just wash it in the kitchen sink, dry it with a towel and store it.
The handle of the knife is made of special polymer and shaped to provide a comfortable grip. The polymer parts are seamlessly attached to the steel body of the knife with three rivets. Wusthof’s red and white logo can also be found on the handle.
There’s also a bolster with a finger guard on the handle which prevents your fingers from slipping over on the blade. The bolster also acts a counterbalance to the blade, making the knife easier to use.
The knife has received countless positive reviews all over the world. It has been especially praised for its ability to keep a razor-sharp edge, which is something very desirable to have when it comes to boning knives.
One of the only complaints about the Wusthof 6-inch boning knife was that the Wusthof logos tend to wear off after some time. This probably should not be happening to such an expensive knife, however, it’s still just a cosmetic flaw that won’t impact the knife’s performance in any way.
Overall, I would say it’s one of the best boning knives on the market. Of course, with its price being set at around 100 bucks, it’s quite expensive. However, you’re not likely to ever need another boning knife if you decide to go for this one.
One of the best boning knives on the market.