Cooking is not just preparing food. Cooking represents the big feelings and big moments, small catastrophes and epic triumphs, adrenaline and endorphins. Cooking is an approach to life – and as such, it demands the right knife!
EPICURE is the cooking tool for all challenges to be mastered in the kitchen. It combines the virtues of two great philosophies: the efficiency and lightness of Japanese knives paired with German quality and safety. In so doing, EPICURE embodies a new type of knife – one that works with all cooking styles and sets the standard in function and performance.
The development of EPICURE consistently follows our aspiration to leave out what is redundant and optimize what is necessary. The grip – designed to be a bit wider in the front third and tapered towards the back – is distinguished by the profile, which adapts to the natural contraction of the hand. This supports the ergonomically expansive grip position. Even when using a leading grip, EPICURE acts as a role model: the recontoured bolster effectively protects fingers from making contact with the sharp blade and imparts good control and safety.
Every blade is designed without exception to have a wider shape, exerting more weight on the item being cut and thereby working with much greater efficiency. At the same time, it guarantees you increased safety and noticeably improved ease of use: the wider contact surface offers not only better control when guiding the knife, but also helps to transport food to the pot quickly and cleanly. This is what makes EPICURE – great ideas, realized in perfect form.
The newly designed bolster and its innovative geometry ensure that the weight of every one of our EPICURE models is evenly distributed around the center of the knife. The knife moves neutrally around this focal point for agile and effortless work.
A special feature of the EPICURE series is the material used for the grip, made of natural fibers and resin. It offers the pleasing feel of wood and is as sturdy and hygienic as synthetic alternatives. As a result, it is firmly rooted in the EPICURE tradition. It unites the best of different worlds and at the same time sends a strong environmental signal with its emission-free production.
The backbone and soul of the EPICURE knife is the single unit consisting of blade, bolster, and shank – made of one piece of high-alloy X50CrMoV15. The excellent qualities of the steel make a significant contribution to the sharpness and long service life which then receive a new dimension from the forging and subsequent hardening process. Proudly 58°HRC. EPICURE knives feature a hardness that guarantees both the highest degree of initial sharpness and long cutting ability as well as flexibility and easy resharpening.
We have developed the PEtec sharpening process to give every blade the greatest possible initial sharpness. As a result, the blades are measured piece by piece with a laser before grinding. This step ensures that even the slightest tolerances in the form and thickness of the blank are taken into consideration for sharpening. Every single blade is given the ideal sharpening angle of 15° and can therefore meet the exacting WÜSTHOF standard.
The universal guiding principle combines the agility of Japanese design with the German characteristics of robustness and safety.
WÜSTHOF Dreizackwerk is a family-owned company founded in 1814 and is now led by the seventh generation. In Solingen, Germany, our employees use the most modern production methods to manufacture cooking knives of the highest quality. Personal know-how and the most advanced technology exist together in a successful symbiosis.
The quality of our products is based on a combined philosophy of preserving tradition, promoting innovation, and always striving to improve the product. For us, this includes extensive investment in our employees and in our technologies as well as the constant scrutiny of our own standards, the use of the finest materials, and a clear commitment to our established production location. MADE IN GERMANY / Solingen is both a seal of approval and an obligation for us. Sharpness, performance, service – professionals, hobby chefs, and homemakers trust the special quality of our knives. And we are proud to pass on our passion for knives to the people for whom we develop them.
Our EPICURE knives are a pleasure to hold. The material feels warm and natural – and the new handle shape enables a safe and comfortable grip. These days, I can’t wait to start cooking dinner!
For every little hand movement, for every big idea: EPICURE knives and their capabilities are as diverse as the tasks associated with cooking and dining.