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 Carving Knife has a longer and narrower blade than a Cook’s Knife. This allows for the knife to cleanly cut through meats. The pointed tip is designed to help guide meat away from the bone.