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. Forged from a single piece of specially tempered WÜSTHOF steel in Solingen, Germany (the cutlery capital of the world) and fitted with ergonomic handles made from sustainably grown, water-resistant African Blackwood, the Ikon series is all about luxury craftsmanship. The final edge work of each blade is honed by hand by one of WÜSTHOF's expert knife artisans, meaning every exquisite knife in this series is also a prepping, plating, and serving workhorse. The WÜSTHOF Ikon 9" Chef's Knife is an ideal addition to any kitchen.