The WÜSTHOF Amici 1814 chef's knife takes the art of knifework literally.
Designed by our team of experienced WÜSTHOF artisans in Solingen, Germany, our home for over 200 years, this masterpiece of a knife combines the long-lasting durability of our premium forged blades with the magnetic beauty of a centuries-old artform. The stunning artwork on the stainless-steel blade was created in collaboration with Dario Cortini, a virtuoso Italian artist and one of the world’s few master engravers. Cortini spearheaded the knife’s art direction at the internationally famous Bottega Incisioni C. Giovanelli in Brescia, Italy, which for over 60 years has been a workshop, school and point of origin for master engravers across the globe.
The result is breathtakingly beautiful: A work of art for the senses, a collector’s item, and a workhorse for carving, slicing and dicing in your kitchen.
Even without a master engraver’s touch, the Amici 1814 blade is a work of art that required experience, expertise and inspiration to create. Our special, high-carbon stainless-steel formula is exceptionally hard, durable and rust-resistant. Each blade is formed with millimeter precision, then sharpened and polished by hand by our skilled knife sharpeners in the cutlery capital of the world: “The City of Blades,” Solingen, Germany. The finished knife is unmatched in sharpness – and stays sharp for longer.
WOOD HANDLES WITH CHARACTER
Each Amici 1814 chef's knife is unique. The elegant, distinct grain of Calabrian olive wood creates an individual pattern on each knife, meaning no two handles are the same. Olive trees are slow growing, with strong wood that is naturally water-repellent and antibacterial. Each olive handle is refined by hand and finished with color-coordinated brass rivets, combining the wood’s functional qualities with its exquisite look and feel.
It’s easy to spot the extraordinary in the Amici 1814 chef’s knife: the striking engraving on the stainless-steel blade, the distinct luxuriousness of the olive wood handles. Yet the magic continues in detail that can only be felt. The weight distribution between the blade and the handle is a golden ratio that has been refined by WÜSTHOF artisans for over two centuries. Thanks to the slim half bolster, this limited-edition knife is light, graceful, and comfortable in your hand.
FORGED IN SOLINGEN
Solingen, Germany, known as “The City of Blades,” is famous worldwide for a centuries-old knife forging tradition synonymous with the highest-quality craftsmanship. As WÜSTHOF’s headquarters for over 200 years, our knives embody all the features that make our home city a global symbol of unique knife craft.
Real Craft. Fine Art.
Our collaboration with the Italian master engraver Dario Cortini marks the first limited-edition knife of the WÜSTHOF 1814 Collection. The skilled filigree engraving on the carefully forged blade pays homage to the natural diversity of Italy and to the artist’s boundless love of life.
"With the Amici 1814 chef's knife, preparing food is both a craft and an art."
- Dario Cortini, Master Engraver & Creative Director of the Bottega Incisioni C. Giovanelli School of Engraving