Wusthof Santoku Knife - 5 inch Review

Stephie Swope | Eat Your Heart Out

If you are looking for a great multi-purpose knife, look no further than the 5-inch Wusthof Santoku Knife. It handles big jobs and small with ease.

Wusthof Santoku Knife - 5 inch

This knife features a 5-inch Japanese hollow-edged blade made of hand-forged high-carbon steel with a stain-resistant alloy, attached to a weighted bolster and a comfortable traditional-style handle.

Due to the blade’s size and shape, the Wusthof Santoku Knife is perfect for three of the most common kitchen knife tasks: slicing, dicing, and mincing. The handle fits comfortably in your hand, and a thinner blade prevents the knife from becoming overly heavy or unwieldy. Don’t let the lighter weight of this knife fool you, though: the sharp blade makes quick work of everything from onions to potatoes, and even easily cuts through tomatoes – a task that usually requires a serrated knife.

While the 5-inch blade is perfect for breaking down most vegetables, the smaller blade does prevent this knife from being useful for bigger jobs, such as halving melons or squash. Regardless, the 5-inch Wusthof Santoku Knife is likely to become the first knife you reach for in the kitchen, as it takes chopping vegetables from being a tedious task to an absolute breeze.

Try this multipurpose knife in a recipe with lots of fun chopping, like Jen's Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup Recipe.


  • Lightweight, easy to handle
  • Comfortable, easy-to-grip handle
  • Sharp, perfectly-sized blade
  • Can handle big jobs (dicing potatoes) as well as small (mincing garlic)


  • Not quite large enough for the biggest jobs (ex: cutting melons or winter squash)


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About Stephie

Stephie is all about encouraging the art of cooking in her friends and family through her blog, Eat Your Heart Out. We love that she's also encouraging classic favorites as our Copycat Recipe expert, taking back of the box favorites and updating them for the way we eat today.

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