Reviews from Wusthof Ikon Cook's Knife Users
Aesthetically, the new design is more pleasing, and has modern, flowing lines. The classic Wusthof red sticker is formed into the blade itself, so no more of the sticker coming off during washing! Also, the tang extends all the way to the bottom of the handle, ending in a sleek metal cap. Lastly, the bolster is much thinner, making the knife easier to sharpen.
The first things I noticed were the weight and the balance. This knife is heavier than knives of the same type and size from other manufactures. It is also very well balanced. The next thing I noticed was how well it fit into my hand; the profile of the handle is oval instead of squared off. This knife comes from the manufacturer very sharp, as you'd expect, but it is very easy to maintain the edge unlike previous knives we've owned.
This knife is ridiculously nice. It has seen use 4x per week, 30 minutes at a time on average, for 6 months now, and I've still not had to sharpen it. A minute or so of swiping on the honing steel keeps the edge super sharp.
This knife is comfortable, efficient, and really holds an edge. I love tabboule, which entails chopping a LOT of parsley very finely, and this knife makes short work of it. It feels great in the hand, looks great on my knife magnet, and works great on a wide variety of ingredients. I don't cook much meat so I can't really assess it in that regard, but it is incredibly versatile.