Chef's Knives - The most innovative and efficient German-engineered knife for prep, the Wusthof Gourmet 8-inch Chef's knife with ridge ensures ultra-smooth slice and release. Deflecting ridge pushes away food, while holes create pockets of air to release, significantly reducing drag and friction. Slice, chop, dice and mince exactly. Ingredients slide off the blade. Laser-cut from a single piece of high-carbon rust-free steel, this Wusthof ridge knife features a sharp definitive point to pierce cleanly and exactly, and keep delicate interiors intact. The Wusthof ridge knife penetrates tough-skinned vegetables, fruits, melons and breads, using minimal pressure. Prevents crushing of interiors and exteriors for excellent presentation. With a slightly-curved angle and wider blade, the Wusthof ridge knife is an advanced chef's knife, allowing the rocking motion and instant release to prep with the proficiency of a professional chef. Slice vegetables paper thin, julienne strips, segment or wedge citrus or fr - Specifications Model: 4560-7/20 8L blade (13 1/4 w/handle) Weight: 6 1/2-oz. Made in Germany Lifetime manufacturer warranty Care and Use Wusthof cutlery is dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended. In the dishwasher, your Wusthof knife may bang against other cutlery or pots and pans and nick the blade. Clean knife with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Dry immediately, from the back of knife to the blade. No metal is completely stain-free. To prevent slight tarnishing, be sure to remove acidic foods (lemon, mustard, ketchup, etc.) from the blade after use. If blade should show some signs of staining, clean with a nonabrasive metal polish. To prevent irreparable blade damage, it is best to store your knife in a knife block or in-drawer knife tray.