Santoku Knives - Easy to maneuver and easy to clean, this sleek knife ensures superior chopping and cutting; hollow-ground edge yields smooth, stick-free slicing. The knives in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon Collection are all forged from a single piece of steel. Easy to maneuver and easy to clean, these sleek knives ensure superior chopping and cutting. The blades are ground thinner, making them the sharpest Wusthof knives ever made. Triple-riveted, full-tang weighted handles are slightly curved and offer the perfect weight and balance for effortless cutting. Precision bolster is tapered which allows total-edge sharpening on electric sharpeners. Product Features Laser-tested blade is 30% sharper and holds an edge 30% better than the average blade Forward bolster allows full usage of the blade when cutting and sharpening Second bolster on the heel provides additional heft to the handle Stainless-steel triple rivets permanently secure the handle to the tang of the knife Contoured shape provides superb er - Care Instructions 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 knick the blade. Clean knife with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Dry immediately. Dry 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 non-abrasive metal polish. To prevent irreparable blade damage, it is best to store your knife in a knife block or in-drawer knife tray.