has been forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel for strength. Special alloy steel and PEtec (Precision Edge Technology) combine for long lasting sharpness. The blade of the Classic Series flows seamlessly into the handle where it is sandwiched between synthetic materials. These materials are more hygienic than wood, which can harbor bacteria. The National Sanitation Foundation
All Wüsthof knives are fully warrantied to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship. The warranty does not cover and use other than the intended for the knife, and misuse will void the warranty.