Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Made by skilled craftsman in Solingen Germany these fine knives are precision forged out a single piece of the finest steel. This Grand Prix2 Hollow Ground 2 piece Asian set includes a 7-inch Santoku knife which takes it shape from the orient as it is a cross between a cooks knife and a vegetable cleaver. The 3-inch Hollowed Parer is designed for cut and chopping fruits and vegetables. The hollowed edges to the side of the blade allow for less friction when cutting and allow foods to adhere less to the blade.