Details: Wusthof Ikon Blackwood full-tang knives are precision forged from a single piece of exclusive Wusthof high-carbon stainless steel. The beautifully designed handles are made of Grenadill wood (African Blackwood) is one of the hardest and heaviest woods in the world, known for its extreme density and distinctive wood grain (wash by hand only). The half bolster allows for the knife to be honed and sharpened the entire length of the blade and the heel bolster provides added balance. Each Wusthof Ikon Blackwood knife features a computer controlled cutting edge to ensure the final edge of the blade is precise and uniform from the tip to the heel. The Wusthof PEtec angle and tapered cutting edge reduces drag when slicing foods, allowing for seamless and effortless cutting. Each knife blade is completely buffed and polished by hand. Wusthof Ikon Blackwood knives are made in Solingen, Germany with a lifetime warranty.