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 8" cooks is the workhorse of knives. From chopping to slicing this knife does it all.