"The Classic Ikon series builds on the Wusthof fine cutlery tradition with thinner blades, refined ergonomic handles, and recessed bolsters that allow full sharpening to the heel. Precision forged knives feature tempered and hardened high-carbon steel blades with a long-lasting V-ground edge that's easy to sharpen. Perfectly balanced, triple-riveted synthetic handles are more sanitary than wood. Acacia block has a great countertop presence. Wusthof and other Wedding Registry offers View all Wusthof products -Forged of high-carbon steel -Blades have a 14 degree edge angle -Triple-riveted polypropylene handle -Hand wash -Made in Germany"