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 7 Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is designed with a thinner blade than the traditional chef’s knife, at a 10 cutting edge, 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.