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 10" Long Slicing Knife has a longer and narrower blade than a regular slicing knife. This allows for the knife slice across large meats in one swift movement. The pointed tip is designed to help guide meat away from the bone.