Wüsthof Knives: A Partnership and a Giveaway!

Wusthof 20cm knife classic ikon

No kitchen is truly complete without a great set of knives.

Wusthof Ikon 8" chefs knife

When the two of us started cooking together, we had some assorted knives. They were not great, nor were they all that sharp. They did however cut food, and at the time we were happy with our eclectic little collection of chef’s and santoku’s. Then Diane (Sanfilippo) stayed with us for 6 weeks while working on her New York Times Bestselling book, Practical Paleo. With her came a neat little set of Global knives which we really liked. They were sharp! They felt nice in our hands, and were sturdy forged steel – unlike the stamped steel knives we owned. It was a moment of clarity for us. Our knives sucked, and hers did not!

wusthof knives

Months later, when we started working on our second book Gather, we decided to get some QUALITY knives. Our first call was to our good friend KC Lapina, who owns In The Kitchen – our favorite kitchen store in Pittsburgh. KC  knows everyone in the cooking equipment business, and no sooner did we mention our need for good knives than did she point us in the direction of contacting Wusthof. We hurried home and gave them a call. We proceeded to tell them all about the two books we were working on, and wanting their knives to be the only knives we used in the process of creating our new books. To our great surprise, they were not only on board… but they were EXCITED to work with us!

wusthof knives

Just days later, the most amazing set of knives showed up on our doorstep, ready to be put through their paces in the kitchen… over, and over again. What we immediately noticed about our Wusthof Classic Ikons were their comfortable feel in both of our hands.We each hold knives differently, and yet they are comfortable from every angle. Then there is the sharpness: good God. Each knife cuts through anything with indescribable ease, which is exactly what top quality knives should do–luckily there have been zero accidents so far (I-Hayley- am a bit accident prone which you can see from my array of burn scars from cooking, so I definitely made an effort to be VERY careful when handling these knives). We have used them almost daily for the last 5 months, and they have been an absolute joy.

Which is why we are simply in love with our Wusthof knives.

Wusthof Chef's Knife

We wanted to find a special way to say “Thank You” to you all. Thank you for your endless support over the years. We appreciate every copy of Make it Paleo you purchased, every comment and like on our Facebook page, every review of our iPhone (and Android) app, and every pre-order of our forthcoming book Gather. We couldn’t do all of this without you and your support. So we called up our friends AGAIN at Wusthof, and arranged to give away a 7 piece set of the very same Classic Ikon knives which we used in the making of Gather and The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking! Feast your eyes, friends, on the prize:

7 piece Wusthof Classic Ikon Set

Wusthof 7pc. Ikon Classic set ($700 value) includes:

Paring Knife

Utility Knife

Bread Knife

Cook’s Knife

Honing Steel

Come-apart Shears

15-Slot Block

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Thank you all so very much. What are YOU thankful for? Tell us in the comments below!

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    1. brittney2323
      November 20, 2012

      I would love these knives, my SIL has them, and I secretly am jealous! 🙂

    2. sammyatch
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful for paleo everyday, but I’m especially thankful for a paleo Thanksgiving!

    3. Miriam
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful my husband and I were able to move home to Alabama in time for the holidays.

    4. nelsonkln
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for bacon.

    5. November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for discovering the paleo and crossfit way of living. Oh, and bacon.

    6. cscheeler
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful that I’m alive and my family is together for the holidays.

    7. November 20, 2012

      A bit frustrated by all the logging in (including having to reset a password) that I had to do for this, but you guys made me *lust* for a set of good knives! I’m thankful for finding a lifestyle that makes me healthy, happy and energised.

    8. November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful for my family, my health, and pigs, because without them we wouldn’t have bacon.

    9. cindasana
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for my family, friends, and for my husband who has stuck by me through thick and thin (frankly, there’s been far more “thin” for us these past few years than there has been “thick”). I am also thankful for having discovered a primal way of eating, which has been taking care of us much the same as we’ve been taking care of each other.

    10. CKnowers
      November 20, 2012

      I need new knives in a bad bad way! Would love to be a winner, and put them to good use.

    11. GreekGoddess
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful for my health, my daughter, and being able to spend another Thanksgiving with my Mom

    12. eatsbutter
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful for my kiddos.

    13. infohound
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful that I am off work Thursday.

    14. PetraC
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for my lovely family and this lifesaving lifestyle! I am also thankful for Make It Paleo (Just made my daughters wedding cup cakes using your coconut cake and vanilla frosting) so awesome! Yay!

    15. spascarella
      November 20, 2012

      I’m thankful for finding the primal diet and really learning about nutrition for the first time in my life. Its amazing the difference good food makes.

    16. Rachel
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for my fiance’s health and good recovery! And for our puppy that brings us both endless smiles =)

    17. VoodooMolly
      November 21, 2012

      I am thankful that I am healthy and live a life that is full of love.

    18. ephemere
      November 21, 2012

      I am thankful for the small farmers that are still out there working hard and for the healthy food they are providing for us. Thanks for the giveaway.

    19. skupe
      November 21, 2012

      I am thankful for all good people and things in my life. I hope to win these knives.

    20. ginasmithCT
      November 21, 2012

      Thankful for this generous giveaway!

    21. relizabeth
      November 21, 2012

      so thankful for food to chop with these knives I’m gonna win;)

    22. janetlhunt
      November 21, 2012

      I love these knives…I hope I win!!! I could use some positive news for a change.

    23. Jon
      November 21, 2012

      OMG, OMG, OMG, I have fantasized and been in love with these knives for the last 5 years. Food porn with these knives……heaven:)

    24. Alice Roberts
      November 21, 2012

      I am thankful for the beautiful bounty of whole foods :). These knives are perfect for kitchen artistry!

    25. LindsKitchen
      November 21, 2012

      I adore my work getting people excited about what goes on in their kitchens and their bodies… Sharp knives are essential if we’re going to get people back in their kitchens cooking… You don’t even need a great stove, but great, non-toxic pans and sharp knives get people cooking for themselves, which is better than any supplement or fad diet. I’m thankful for a job I love, and the knowledge to nourish myself~!

    26. November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for being introduced to CrossFit and the Paleo lifestyle and taking control of my health and my fitness this year. I’m so grateful for the communities of CrossFit and Paleo, without which the changes I’ve made would not have been possible. I’d be exceptionally grateful for those knives!!! 😉

    27. November 21, 2012

      Bill and Haley rock my socks off. True story.

    28. gotmudd
      November 21, 2012

      This is amazing!! I LOVE your site and because of it, I cook a WHOLE LOT more now. Everything turns out AMAZING! I was just noticing my knives are dull..again. Would LOVE this new set!!

    29. shebop2
      November 21, 2012

      thankful for this site and this giveaway! fingers crossed 🙂

    30. Kathryn Kent
      November 21, 2012

      Beautiful tools to prepare beautiful food!

    31. November 21, 2012

      I LOVE my Wusthof knives and really want to be able to complete my set 🙂 Although I’m not very good about sharpening them…maybe Santa Claus will get my knives sharpened for me for Christmas!

    32. CassTownsley
      November 21, 2012

      Completed all steps! Hope I win these lovely knives 🙂

    33. linettelennox
      November 21, 2012

      Thankful for people like you to help us heal and nourish our bodies.

    34. wrjohns
      November 21, 2012

      These knives look pretty sharp! (pun intended)

    35. wrjohns
      November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for my improved health with paleo, my wife’s improved health, and the baby boy we have on the way!

    36. kskonkol
      November 21, 2012

      Thank you for helping me change my life and come closer to my healthy goals.

    37. Kim Riffle
      November 21, 2012

      OMGosh I would love to win these knives! I was peeling a coconut last night and just praying I wouldn’t cut myself my knife was so dull! This is a great giveaway and your site is a blessing to us all! Thanks for all you do!

    38. pdxhollym
      November 21, 2012

      Love your book & website! I have given your book as a gift and recommend it and your website to all my new “practice clients” (I am a Nutritional Therapy Association student) & friends. Since I am a student and support two out of state college students, I would really really love to win! 🙂

      Oh, and of course I pre-ordered your upcoming book, Gather:The Art of Paleo Entertaining!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

    39. paleonerd
      November 21, 2012

      Manifesting knives in my future!!!

    40. bethdv
      November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for my family. A couple of months ago, my father had a big health scare that could have taken his life, but thankfully, he’s still with us! When he got home from the hospital, my husband and I cooked him a meal using the recipes from your book. My dad said he never tasted anything so good! Thanks for all that you do and for showing us how easy it can be to change our lives.

    41. 1Sypherwolf
      November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for the day I Googled “why am I not losing weight when I’m eating low-fat & whole grains?” Then I got ALL the info I needed (primal/paleo, WAPF, upgraded self) to heal myself & my loved ones.

    42. November 21, 2012

      My current set of knives is just about worn out. Hoping to win these beauties! Thank you for the opportunity! Can’t wait to see “Gather.”

    43. daphne
      November 21, 2012

      I am actually truly grateful for discovering Paleo over the last three months and wonderful resources like yours! I can feel myself becoming more healthy each day and feel happy inside as I fuel my body with healthy natural -and tasty – food! I “inherited” my current set of knives when I separated from my ex 6yrs ago. Having this new set would be a delicious feng shui addition to our kitchen where I am teaching my 10 yr old son how to migrate his processed “yellow foods” diet to a Paleo one and creating life long habits he will share with his family one day.

    44. suebdoo93
      November 21, 2012

      I’m am thankful for my friend who suggested I check out a few specific resources when I said I was considering vegetarianism two years ago. Because of her, I follow a paleo lifestyle and love it!

    45. jen14
      November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for those who take the time to teach others about good food and how to cook it. It’s amazing how wonderful good food tastes.

    46. itcouldbefrankie
      November 21, 2012

      I’m soooo grateful for science!

    47. goghua
      November 21, 2012

      Awesome knives, even better food!

    48. November 21, 2012

      Thanks goes to friends and family, bacon and the paleo community who I learned how to improve my health from.

    49. pdxhollym
      November 21, 2012

      I am very thankful for my family & friends, my health, learning about nutrient dense nutrition, the Paleo/Primal/WAPF community, and bloggers like you two! Thanks! 🙂

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