Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Through excellent craftsmanship and engineering the Grand Prix2 knife line has become one of the finest 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 Grand Prix2 7-inch Hollow edge Santoku knife takes it shape from the orient as it is a cross between a cooks knife and a vegetable cleaver. The hollowed edges to the side of the blade allow for less friction when cutting and allow foods to adhere less to the blade.