Craftsmanship has been a tradition at Wusthof for over 190 years. Quality and precision have always been the standard that we measure our knife by and our Gourmet line of stamped German knives take precision to a new level. Each knife in this line is cut from a piece of steel using a laser beam to make a perfect blade. The Santoku is a cross between a cook's knife and a vegetable cleaver. It has a thinner angle to allow for a very sharp and thin cut.