The must-have multipurpose blade for every kitchen, long enough to slice through large melons, hard-shell squash, or roast meats. Slightly curved for cutting, slicing, or mincing smaller veggies or fruits. About Wusthof Gourmet: A precision-stamped blade of high-carbon stainless steel that sharpens easily and holds its edge. Compression rivets securely attach the high-impact handles to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.