Wusthof Classic Ikon knives have a distinctive, double bolster design for professional-style heft, exceptional balance and beauty. This knife is a super slicer as it is ideal for cutting clean slices through: large fruits and vegetables; bread; meat; cakes; and pies. It features an outwardly-curved, serrated edge that allows you to make very fine cuts and prevents the food from tearing or crumbling. Each Classic Ikon knife is made in Germany and forged from long-lasting German stainless steel which resists rust and other damage. Rockwell hardness is 58, and the resilient synthetic handle is riveted. Hand wash recommended.