My Sunday Photo – Knife Details

My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Knife Details

This series of photos is actually a set that I rejected from my recent post – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know. I was thinking about using them to illustrate the difference between different types of knives (the post is about the brilliant WÜSTHOF 4680/16 cleaver). Ultimately, I ended up not using any detailed shots in that post, because I liked how clean it looked with just the title photo. I felt that the extra pictures got in the way of telling a good story.

I do. however, find these pictures interesting. They really show two things – the huge differences between different types of knives, and the beautiful details that exist on the edge of finely crafted knives, when seen through a macro lens.

I shot these photos with a very narrow depth of field as I was attempting to really zone in on particular points along the knife edge.

For reference, the first two photos are of the WÜSTHOF 4680/16 cleaver. The second two are of the WÜSTHOF Classic Cook´s knife – 4582 / 20 – my absolute favourite kitchen knife!

Click on each photo to see the full sized image.


WÜSTHOF 4680/16 - 16 cm Cleaver - knife details
The WÜSTHOF 4680/16 – 16 cm Cleaver edge. Marvel at the thickness of the blade!


WÜSTHOF 4680/16 - 16 cm Cleaver - knife details
The cleaver is sharpened to a far less acute angle than on conventional kitchen knives.


WÜSTHOF Classic Cook´s knife - 4582 / 20 - knife details
The Cook’s knife is sharpened to a very fine angle


WÜSTHOF Classic Cook´s knife - 4582 / 20 - knife details
You could shave with this beauty – it’s razor sharp! PLEASE DON’T SHAVE WITH IT


Head on over to Blog of Dad on Instagram to find more of my photography. It’s not all about knife details, I promise! Also, check out my post – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Knowto find out more about my initial thoughts one the WÜSTHOF 4680/16 cleaver (spoiler alert – I like it… a lot!).

Disclosure – WÜSTHOF provided me with the 4680/16 cleaver, free of charge. It features on my Christmas Gift guide for dads and in the mentioned post. Stay tuned for a full review, coming soon! 



5 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo – Knife Details

  • December 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Haha, this did make me smile. If ever there was a gender-based topic this would have to be it! The depth of field does highlight the blades nicely.

    Thank you for the giggle.

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    • December 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      I think that will be the next skill I need to develop. even with great knives, they will need sharpening eventually.


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