Wüsthof’s laser-cut Gourmet collection of blades are expertly balances and exceedingly durable, crafted from exclusive, high-carbon stainless steel. The Gourmet knives also 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. The Gourmet 8 Cook’s Knife is the work horse of the kitchen, or the essential kitchen knife. The cook’s knife is an indispensable all-purpose kitchen knife that can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Due to the weight and balance of the knife, it is also perfect for heavy duty work such as cutting thicker vegetables and meats.