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Wusthof Classic Series Chai Dao 17cm (former model)

The Chinese blade shape with a new look and in WÜSTHOF quality: the Wusthof Classic Series Chai Dao 17cm combines the shape of a Santoku with that of a Chinese chopping knife. However, it adopts not only the form, but also the functionalities of the two models.

Thanks to the slightly curved shape of the blade, the Chai Dao is suitable for both cutting and chopping, especially for a fluid rock-chop. As this knife is particularly finely ground towards the cutting edge it should not be used for chopping bones; instead we recommend our European Cleaver or Butchers Knife.

Features
  • Extraordinary sharpness which is easy to maintain.
  • Special alloyed stainless steel.
  • Seamless, hygienic fit of the handle.
  • For professional chefs and home cooking enthusiasts.
  • Made in Solingen / Deutschland.
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • 90 day no-hassle returns
  • Optional: Pay in 4 interest-free fortnightly instalments with AfterPay (valid for total cart amounts $80-$1500)

About Wusthof

It takes over 40 steps to make a perfectly forged WÜSTHOF knife out of a high-quality but plain piece of steel. These tasks are performed by 300 or so employees, who have high levels of experience and commitment, guaranteeing a consistently high level of quality for your products.



The steel

The forged blade is made from a single piece of chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel and is hardened to 58° Rockwell during the production process.



Laser-controlled sharpened

The outstanding sharpness and edge retention of WÜSTHOF knives is also thanks to the special laser-controlled PEtec sharpening process.




Balance and ergonomics

The special bolster shape ensures optimum balance and allows the entire length of the blade to be used and kept sharp. The full bolster protects the hand, ensuring safety and a well-balanced distribution of weight.


The blade spine

At WÜSTHOF, the spine of the blade is carefully ground and beautifully smooth (this is known by the technical term “deburring”). No sharp edges are left behind to press uncomfortably into the ball of the thumb.



Ergonomic handles

The ergonomically shaped handles are riveted for durability and ensure faultless care and hygiene.




Sharpening vs Honing
  • Sharpening fixes any chips and wear on the blade by removing small amounts of metal from the edge of the blade to return its sharp edge. Depending on how often the knife is used, you should only need to sharpen once ever few weeks or less.
  • Honing on the other hand, realigns the blade to ensure you are cutting with a straight edge and should be done ideally once a week or more to extend the longevity of your knives.
Choosing a Sharpener
  • Is the best way to sharpen a knife, a whetstone acts like sand allowing more blade movement and sheds the least amount of metal.
  • Respects the shape of the blade, important for Japanese knives which have a tapered V-shaped edge. Whetstones which are freestanding allow you to use both hands to press the blade against the stone to determine the exact angle.
  • Keeps your knife in top condition, and ensure it lasts for the longest possible time.
  • Using a whetstone is a process. You’ll need to soak it in water for 10 minutes, then sharpen both sides (unless it is a single bevel), and then honing both sides of the blade can take 30 minutes.
  • As it is much harder/inflexible than a stone, it sheds more metal when sharpening the blade. However, it is much less abrasive than a pull-through sharpener.
  • Quick and convenient to use. No preparation is required.
  • Use on Western knives, it is not recommended on Japanese knives which are typically made of harder steel and have a tapered V shape. The contact of a Japanese blade which is more brittle on a sharpening steel can cause it to chip.
  • It is difficult to get the angle correct when using a steel. One hand is required to hold the handle of the steel, while the other hand holds the knife compared to a whetstone which allows you more control.
  • Quicker to use than whetstones and more precise than sharpening steels.
  • Sheds the most amount of metal, however, shortening the lifespan of the blade.
  • Pulling a knife through the sharpening slot, grinds the blade to a pre-set shape. This makes it super sharp instantly and re-aligns the blade to its original shape. That’s why it is important to use a pull-through sharpener that is compatible with your knife. Using a pull-through sharpener within the same brand as your knives are your safest bet.
  • For the most part, they cater to Western blades which have straight edges and a pointed tip. Not recommended to use on Japanese knives.
Choosing the right whetstone

Whetstones have been developed to cater for the needs of enthusiastic cooks to professional chefs and are available in a wide range of abrasive grades:

Guide to Whetstone Sharpening

Carbon steel knives
  • Considered to be a superior steel for kitchen knives due to the superior sharpness that can be obtained, edge retention, and ease of re-sharpening.
  • They do however need to be cleaned, dried and oiled after use, to prevent rust.
  • All carbon steel blades will patina (change colour, usually by darkening) over time and with use. Food items such as most fruits, vegetables and meats in particular will cause the formation of patina.
  • Patina will over time help prevent the rusting of the carbon steel.
How to clean your knives
  • Protect your investment by handwashing your blades with gentle dish soap.
  • Don’t use soaps with citrus extracts or bleach; they can promote corrosion. Do not use scouring pads, steel, or gritty cleanser when cleaning the blades. Rinse and towel dry immediately.
  • Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage. Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water.
Best way to store your knives
  • After you have washed and dried your knives, store them in a block, knife case, in-drawer tray, or sheath. Make sure they are stored in a dry, moisture-free place to avoid rusting or discolouration
  • We do not recommend storing the knives unsheathed in a drawer, as this can be a potential hazard to the blades as well as your fingers.
  • Under no circumstances should a finely honed and highly polished blade comes into contact with other hard materials such as metals, ceramic or stone.
Preserving your knives and handles
Camellia oil

Preserve your knives from rust and oxidization, and preserve your wooden handles with camellia oil. It is also good protection for the blade but generally must be removed from the blade before cooking.

Linseed oil

Wood is a living natural material and loves a little care. From time to time rub a few drops of oil onto the wooden handles of your knives.
The wooden chopping boards should be cared for with oil too. With the special Swedish linseed oil, the wood keeps its original beauty and individual radiance.

Caution
  • Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
  • Select the correct knife for the task to ensure you will get the best cutting results and you are also easy on the blades
  • Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the edge of the blade.
  • Please don’t heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
  • The handle colour may change slightly over time due to oils in the hand as well as the natural colour change of wood from oxidation and/or exposure to light. This is not a defect, but a natural part of the process.

GENERAL

Can I visit your store?

We are an online-only store.

How do I use a discount code?

If a promotional discount code is available, insert the coupon code at the checkout page to redeem. Only one code can be applied to your order.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we ship internationally, and offer free Worldwide Delivery on orders $249 AUD or above.

The delivery fee will vary accordingly depending on the weight of your order and delivery address.

I ordered the wrong item/s, how do I fix this?

If you would like to simply change the item/s in your orde before it has been despatched, email us at support@houseofknives.com.au and we are happy to make any adjustments.

DELIVERY & RETURNS

When will my items despatch?

Your order should despatch within 1-2 business days, and you will receive a tracking number via email as soon as it leaves our warehouse.

What is the delivery fee?

Australia:

Standard Delivery via Australia Post will be…

FREE for orders $99+ / $9.95 for orders $30-$99 / $12.95 for orders under $30

Outside of Australia:

FREE Worldwide Delivery on orders $249+ AUD.

Otherwise the delivery fee will vary depending on the weight of your order and delivery address.

How long will it take for my items to arrive?

Australia:

Estimated delivery times within Australia are approximately 2 to 12 working days for standard rate of delivery.

Outside of Australia:

An approximate delivery time will show at Checkout based on the delivery address.

EXPRESS AUSTRALIA POST

Need it faster? We offer Express Post Australia wide with Australia Post. The express delivery charge is dependent on the total weight of your order and the price will appear at checkout once you enter your shipping address details.

Express delivery usually takes up to 1-4 business days for the majority of metropolitan locations across Australia.

If I’m not happy with my item/s, can I return them?

All purchases in our store come with a guaranteed 90-day full refund money-back from the date of purchase.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, please contact us at support@houseofknives.com.au. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. Your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

My item/s arrived faulty, what can I do?

House of Knives will replace any good/s that arrive at their destination faulty or damaged when shipping insurance is purchased with their order, provided a claim is made within 48 hours from the parcel being delivered and signed for. To confirm the damage we require photographic evidence. Once received, we will arrange for a replacement to be sent out free of charge.

In most cases, we will not require the damaged item returned to us, however, we do request that you keep the damaged item until we can confirm that we do not require it to be returned. If we do require the damaged item to be returned, this will be via Australia Post (standard shipping), and we will cover the cost of its return. Customers are not charged for returning a damaged item to us.

Note: only the return shipping delivery is covered by us. You may reuse the packaging that you received to send it back. If packaging is purchased by the customer to return the items, this will not be covered.

To notify us of the damage please email us at support@houseofknives.com.au.

Please note that if you do not advise us of anything that may be wrong with your order (including missing or damaged products) within 48 hours from its delivery, we are unable to assist you further under any circumstance.

Shipping Insurance

When you place your order, you will be given the option to include shipping insurance.

By purchasing shipping insurance, your order will be covered from Damage, Loss or Theft that occurs during transit.

Shipping insurance is calculated as 1% of the total purchase value of the item/s in your cart (minimum $1.00).

If you opt out of shipping insurance for your order, we are not liable for any damage, loss or theft during transit.

Important:

Shipping Protection does not apply to the following below.

If your order falls under one of the categories below. please deselect Shipping Protection before proceeding to Checkout as it does not apply to your order.

  • Digital gift cards

If you accidentally add Shipping Protection to your order where it does not apply, please contact us at support@houseofknives.com.au and we will process a refund for this accordingly.

Welcome to House of Knives – Australia’s favourite family-owned kitchen knife store! We have handpicked the best brands to ensure you are receiving premium, top quality knives, sharpeners, cutting boards and everything else kitchen knife related.
All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and if for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, we will refund or exchange your item no questions asked. With our range of premium knives, whetstones, knife accessories matched with our team’s passion and emphasis on the customer experience, you are bound to leave with a smile on your face.
Why Buy From Us
  • Customer service is our #1 priority. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to help answer any questions that you may have.
  • If you have any questions simply give us a call at 1300-518-069 or you can email us at help@houseofknives.com.au.
  • All orders will be accompanied with a tracked shipping number so you know exactly where your item is at every step until it arrives at your doorstep.
  • We thoroughly check the quality of all our goods to guarantee you only receive the best quality product.
  • If for whatever reason you are not happy or satisfied with your item we will refund your money no questions asked.
We Are Here To Help: If you have any questions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you. Hours: 10am-4pm AEST (Mon-Fri) Phone: 1800-062-348 Email: support@houseofknives.com.au Address: H1/46 – 62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

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Wusthof Classic Series Chai Dao 17cm (former model)
$238.50

28% OFF

Out of stock