Inspired by the Italian spirit of “la dolce vita,” the Amici knife series reminds us to cherish the simple things, like creating daily meals to nourish ourselves and those around us. Combining the sun-drenched character of Mediterranean olive wood with the timeless precision of a WÜSTHOF blade, consider the Amici Chef’s Knife your all-purpose, go-to kitchen tool for preparing food that makes everyday moments special. Amici is our way of doing simple best.
Forged from a single piece of WÜSTHOF steel, the precision-sharpened, 8-inch blade makes this knife agile, intuitive, and easy to handle. A full bolster – the thicker area between the blade and the handle on forged knives – further protects your fingers during slicing and dicing. The custom-grained Calabrian olive wood handle is naturally water-resistant and antibacterial, and its organic shape fits comfortably in hands of any size.
Wusthof Amici - The Simple Joys of Preparing and Sharing
Amici combines the sun-kissed Mediterranean spirit of Calabrian olive wood with the timeless precision of a WÜSTHOF blade, creating the perfect premium knife for those extraordinary moments in everyday life – preparing and sharing meals with family and friends
With the Amici series WÜSTHOF defines sensory quality as a legacy. The knife is more than just a tool: it brings joy to life while providing a source of relaxation and discovery that passes down through generations just as identity, integrity and relationships do.
Calabrian Olive Wood Handles
Each Amici knife is an original thanks to the distinct grain of the olive wood handles. The Calabrian olive tree is slow growing, with extremely durable wood that is naturally water-repellent and antibacterial. Our sustainably sourced wood comes mainly from olive trees that bear little to no fruit, due to their advanced age.
The Well-Balanced Design
When you look at the Amici series, you immediately notice the magnificent blade shape and the distinctive olive wood handle. As you feast your eyes on each knife, they slowly but surely take you on a relaxing journey through Italy. Each detail is flawless, enchanting and magical. The relationship between blade and handle is the perfect ratio and gives the design a true harmony. The weight distribution of the knife is just as pleasing – the slender full-bolster design makes it remarkably light and perfectly balanced in your hand.
Full Tang Knives With a Calabrian Soul
As an extension of the blade, the tang gives the forged knife a reliable stability. As a counterweight, it also ensures the blade is balanced. The sun-kissed southern Italian roots of the WÜSTHOF Amici series are defined by each knife’s uniquely grained Calabrian olive wood handle. Every Amici knife combines exceptional WÜSTHOF quality with balanced, intuitive handling and a beautiful design inspired by “la dolce vita,” the quintessentially Italian zest for life.
Olive Wood Origins
The olive wood sourced for the Amici handles comes directly from Gioia Tauro in Calabria, southern Italy. This major port – on the plain of the same name – is on the Tyrrhenian coast. Gioia Tauro is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, a significant economic and commercial hub.