The Grand Prix 2 cutlery is the newest of the Wusthof lines. It bears all the traits that Wüsthof knives from before but adds a more contemporary look and feel. All Wusthof knives are known for: impeccable construction, incredible sharpness, and long-lasting durability. Each Grand Prix2 knife is precision-forged--blade, bolster, and tang--from a single piece of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel. The blade is tested by lasers and honed by hand, with computer-controlled front-to-back tapering, grinding, and polishing. Grand Prix2 handles are molded from a durable black synthetic that has a pebble texture for a firm grip. The knives promise a lifetime of hard-working companionship in the kitchen. This Wüsthof Grand Prix2 3 piece chef set includes an 8" cooks, 6" sandwich and 3.5" parer. Grand Prix2 knives, though safe in the dishwasher, should be washed by hand for best results.