Featuring a comfortable polypropylene handle, the Wusthof Ikon hollow-edge carving knife features indentations along the blade to reduce friction. German craftsmen hand hone the full-tang blade, which tapers from handle to tip and from spine to edge. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to minimize sticking while carving roasts and poultry. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene. 8" knife: 8"-long blade, 5 3/4"-long handle; 5 oz. 9" knife: 9"-long blade. Made in Germany.