As Wusthof's premiere line, the sleek stainless look of Culinar adds an elegance to any kitchen. Wusthof has been making knives for over 190 years and each knife is made of the finest German high carbon stainless steel. Wusthof is so proud of the steel they use they actually print the type of steel on each blade. Like all Wusthof knives, they carry a lifetime warranty against craftsmanship and materials. Cook's knives are the work horse of all the kitchen knives. They are used for chopping and breaking down most foods.