The wide blade of this knife provides generous knuckle clearance as you chop, making cutting tasks more comfortable and efficient. It also excels at smashing garlic and transferring chopped foods to your bowl or pan. A unique curved bolster designed by architect Matteo Thun promotes a perfect thumb grip. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The sleek ABS resin handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. 6" knife: 6"-long blade. 8" knife: 8"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 9.75 oz. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.