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 salmon slicer cuts very thin and even slices of lox. The sharp fine edge blade makes paper thin slicing easy and pleasurable. The hollow ground edge causes less friction when cutting and breaks tension from the blade for ease of release.