Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Through excellent craftsman ship and engineering the Classic knife line has become one of the biggest knife lines in the world. Made by skilled craftsman in Solingen Germany these fine knives are precision forged out a single piece of the finest steel. This Classic 12-inch Heavy Cooks knife is the work horse of knives. This is a serious knife cuts, chops and slices large cuts of meats and produce.