"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
Senior Cook
Julio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 268
Wusthof second - Any way of telling?

How do you know if a wusthof knife is a second? Does it have an S like allclad pans? or something else?

Julio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
Executive Chef
Hoot's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,306
I would have thought that one of our resident knife aficionados would have responded by now. I reckon that factory seconds of most any knives are sold, but I am not sure if they are maked as seconds or just marketed under another name.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
Senior Cook
Julio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 268
Thanks Hoot!

I'm just wondering if the wusthof classic paring knife that I purchased was a second or first quality. It was an unused "new open box" item.

Wusthof Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife 4066-7/9 High-carbon stainless Steel | eBay
Julio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,773
I have no clue. Why don't you try asking Wusthof via their website?
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
Head Chef
GLC's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
I have seen reports by people who suspected they had received a second, citing poor edge and finish. No indication that they spotted a suspicious mark. It is difficult to tell if they might be seconds or just lesser grade. Like most other makers, they do make different qualities, and particularly the knife block sets appear to have shipped with some Gourmet quality and some of noticeably lesser quality.
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
Executive Chef
Greg Who Cooks's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: in my kitchen
Posts: 3,794
I spent about 20 minutes on the day of the OP googling the subject, and found no satisfactory answers.

My advice is to buy from a reputable supplier that has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

I usually buy from Bed, Bath & Beyond and use a 20% off coupon for my purchases. BB&B has never denied me a return for any reason. "I don't like it" has always sufficed. I'm lucky to have access to nearby brick and mortar stores like BB&B where shipping costs do not apply. It's one of the few reasons I want to live in the "big bad crazy city" like Los Angeles.
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.