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Recommendation? Wusthof handle repair

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by JTB_5, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    81F779FB-76B0-4554-A5EB-93408F8461BB.jpeg 030DE777-DCFE-43DA-8482-3B1E8F1A92DF.jpeg My wife’s favorite kitchen knife is a relatively nice Wusthof that was a wedding gift. The handles are molded plastic and have broken in three places. I’m wondering where I could have them rehandled? Any recommendations?
     
  2. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    You could call Wustof themselves and see if they'll do it.
    http://www.wusthof.com/warranty-information-and-returns

    Phone number is on that page. They might even cover it under warranty.

    There are plenty of knifemakers and craftsmen here on Bladeforums who could re-handle it with something better than the original material if you want.
     
  3. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thanks! I called their toll free number and they said that the plastic handles are under warranty and they'll just send a new knife when I send the old one in. I'll see if my wife has any sentimental attachment to this particular blade, but if not: out with the old and in with the new, I guess.
     
  4. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    I am guessing the new Wusthofs are about as good as the older ones. That's not always the case, though. How long have you had that old one?
     
  5. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    It is a almost 11 years old. X50 CrMoV15 steel.
     
  6. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    So probably not old enough to have been made back in the mythical good old days. They still use the same steel.
     
  7. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2016
    I have the same problem with my Wusthof utility knife. And yes, it is my favorite slicer.
     
  8. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Well, my wife said she has no special attachment to the knife, so I'm going to try filling out the paperwork and sending it out tomorrow. We'll see what Wusthof says when they get it back, or what they send in return, as it may be.
     

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