Superb value and premium quality – the perfect knife for getting started in your kitchen. The Gourmet line of non-forged kitchen knives carve a special place within Wüsthof's kitchen knife range. Each blade is laser-cut and toughened to a high degree of hardness (56 Rockwell). The results are a lighter-weight more nimble version of Wüsthof's fully-forged cutlery, making the Gourmet line of knives an ideal entry point for new and seasoned cooks alike. All Wüsthof knives carry a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.Every single Wüsthof knife is still expertly crafted in Solingen, Germany —The City of Blades.