I have a question about knife width?


I was thinking about buying a 7″ Wusthof Grand Prix II Santoku knife. The only reason I haven’t got it yet is because I do not know if it will fit into a 1.5 inch slot in my knife block. I am only concerned about the width of the knife, not the length.
Does anyone know if this knife would fit into that slot? Thanks.


  1. Liz says:

    It looks too wide to me. You should email the store or go to a store in person to check

  2. Visor says:

    Sorry but no. I’ve borrowed it for the review, so I have it at hand.
    Width at the heel(widest part of the blade close to handle) is 45.13mm and the slot is – 1.5″ or 38.1mm, so few millimeters wider.

    I’d skip that santoku, less versatile than chef’s knife and less specialized for veggies than Nakiri.
    Pretty much identical to Henckel’s 7″ santoku reviewed here –

    Same drawbacks. Although, if you really like it that’s all that matters.

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