Wüsthof Classic Ikon knives feature a distinctive, double bolster design for professional-style heft, exceptional balance and beauty. The handle is made of a highly durable synthetic material — Polyoxymethylene (POM) — which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The elegant shape of the handle is designed for a comfortable grip. The Classic Ikon 6" Sandwich Knife is smaller than a cook’s knife but larger than a paring knife, making it the perfect knife for magnitude of tasks. A sandwich, or utility, knife is much like a versatile paring knife and is perfect for mincing shallots, onions and herbs as well as cutting vegetables or cutting small meats. It is also, of course, perfect for slicing and preparing sandwiches.