Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Made by skilled craftsman in Solingen Germany these fine Grand Prix 2 knives are precision forged out a single piece of the finest steel. This Grand Prix 2 8" Hollow ground Cooks knife is the work horse of knives. This knife cuts, chops and slices. The Hollow ground edge cuts with less friction allow for clean less agressive cuts. This edge also causes air pockets to form while cutting allow for moist foods to release easily from the blade edge.