Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Through excellent craftsman ship 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 9-inch Cooks knife is the perfect cutting and chopping of meats and vegetables. The cooks knife is the most often used knife in the kitchen.