Consider the chef's knife the hero of your kitchen — it's an all-rounder in food preparation that supports the widest variety of kitchen tasks. A great chef's knife makes slicing and dicing a pleasure, which is one of the many reasons it is often the most used, most important kitchen tool for home cooks and professional chefs. The Classic series has been the best-selling WÜSTHOF collection for generations, featuring blades precision-forged from a single piece of WÜSTHOF steel hardened to 58 Rockwell; stainless steel rivets for extra durability; and a full bolster for optimal balance and safety. This knife's 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. The WÜSTHOF Classic 8" Hollow Edge Chef's Knife is the ideal addition to any kitchen.