As Wüsthof’s best-selling collection for generations, Classic full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. The Classic series features a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material — Polyoxymethylene (POM) — which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The Classic 5" Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is designed with a thinner blade than the traditional chef’s knife with a 11º cutting edge that gradually curves up at the very end, providing a straighter edge. The hollow edge is crafted with evenly spaced vertical indentations, which create small air pockets between the blade and the food to gently push food off the blade and reduce friction and drag. This knife allows cooks to effortlessly prep a wide array of fresh produce including starchy vegetables like potatoes, which tend to stick to a knife’s blade.