Wusthof is a family business in their seventh generation of ownership and has been producing knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Wusthof knives are all made in Germany, even their less expansive stamped versions; the only knife producer that can make this claim (some accessories are made elsewhere). All of Wusthof's knives have a lifetime warranty against defects and will provide many years of excellent performance.
Wusthof Pro knives are a new stamped line designed for the food service industry. This NSF-certified line of knives is an affordable line of German-steel knives made for the rigors of daily use in a commercial environment. These Wusthof Pro knives are made in Germany from high-carbon, stain-free steel and paired with an ergonomic soft poly handle. Dishwasher safe.