Wüsthof’s best-selling collection for generations, the Classic line of full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. The Classic knives feature a unique handle design, that’s crafted from a highly-durable Polyoxymethylene, a synthetic material that has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. This Classic 7 Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is designed with a thinner blade than the traditional chef’s knife, and gradually curves up at the very end providing a straighter edge. The hollow edge is crafted with evenly spaced vertical indentations, which create small air pockets between the blade and the food. These small air pockets gently push food off the blade and reduce friction and drag. This knife allows cooks to effortlessly prep a wide array of fresh produce, including starchy vegetables like potatoes, which tend to stick to a knife’s blade.