Emeril has used and loved Wusthof knives for many years. Emeril has now teamed up with Wusthof to create a new line of knives that appeal to Emeril's demanding standards while offering a good value to the consumer. These German made knives are lasar cut blades from German high carbon Stainless. They carry the Wusthof lifetime warranty for quality and workmanship. The Santoku is the knife of thre Virtues. The knife is used for Meat, fish and vegetables. This hollow ground edge allows the food to release easily from the blade.