The Wüsthof Classic Kitchen Surfer 5 Chai Dao is a 5.5″ Chinese-style chef’s knife that captures the original Chinese design with Wusthof features. An ideal all-rounder, the Chai Dao is essentially a blend between a wide chef’s knife and santoku, borrowing all the best parts from each to create this incredible tool. All function and finesse, its wide belly has a more pronounced curve than a typical chef’s knife, allowing you to rock the knife much more as you slice to get an extremely thin mince or a rough chop with ease. Short enough to control, but wide enough to get it all done, the extra width is ideal for prepping larger piles of veggies, and also perfect for scooping up ingredients from the cutting board and transferring them to a pan. This is an ideal starter knife and also a welcome addition to the kitchen of a seasoned chef.
Part of the Wusthof Classic line, the Kitchen Surfer 5 is precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Using XCrMoV15 steel, the Chai Dao holds a razor-sharp 12° edge and keeps it sharp for up to 30% longer than other steels. The one-piece construction features strong continuous tang and an eye-catching triple-riveted POM handle featuring the signature trident on black grip plates, making the Classic exceptionally durable, balanced, and a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Unique to the Chai Dao, this Classic blade features a half bolster bolster design for optimal weight balance, which allows you to use the entire blade, and sharpen right to the heel. A timeless favourite of professionals and home-chefs alike, the quality of the Wusthof Classic family means you will enjoy a lifetime of cutting excellence.