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 9" Carving Knife has a longer and narrower blade than a cook’s knife. This allows for the knife to cleanly cut through meats. The pointed tip is designed to help guide meat away from the bone.