The Knife for Perfect Control
NEW PERFORMER SERIES
Combining centuries of expert craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, the Performer series is designed for ultimate control and exceptional performance.SHOP NOW
WÜSTHOF Performer knives combine centuries of expert craftsmanship from Solingen, Germany with cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Our Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating makes the steel uniquely hard and durable, and each blade features a water-repellent “lotus effect” – a term for the naturally self-cleaning, water-beading properties found in the leaves of a lotus flower (or on the sleeve of your rain jacket). Each knife is forged from a single piece of steel and perfected by our experienced knife grinders. To take extra care that your knife experience glides seamlessly from food preparation to plating, we fit each handle with the non-slip Hexagon Power Grip. With its innovative honeycomb design, it guarantees every slicing moment is safe and precise, even under busy, wet, or otherwise tricky kitchen conditions.
The technology for our Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating was originally created for space travel and motor sports. It increases the surface hardness of WÜSTHOF steel from 58 to an extraordinarily strong 104 Rockwell, making the blade heat-resistant and virtually immune to warping or scratches. We’re proud that WÜSTHOF is the first knife manufacturer in the world to use this technology on a fully forged knife with bolster.
The moisture-beading, hydrophobic “lotus effect” used to finish our forged steel blades causes just-cut pieces of food to slip away from the knife during slicing. This means chopping, mincing, and dicing feel almost frictionless, whether you’re cutting a juicy onion, ripe stone fruit, or starchy potatoes. The blade also repels fats from oil or butter and acids from citrus or tomatoes. With a simple wipe after food prep, your blade shines like new.
Each knife is forged from a single piece of stainless steel, ensuring superior quality and durability.
The Hexagon Power Grip with its honeycomb structure gives you a firm hold under all working conditions. The glass fiber reinforced polyamide handle is easy to care for and dishwasher safe.
Thanks to the precise, double-serrated edge of the Performer Bread Knife, crusty breads and soft sandwich loaves alike can be sliced effortlessly, without tearing or crushing the delicate crumb.
WÜSTHOF is proud to be a part of over 200 years of collective expertise represented by Solingen, Germany, known as “The City of Blades.” The Performer series signifies the unsurpassable quality that makes Solingen a synonym for knife craft.