FIRST CLASS is one of the few forged knives in the world still manufactured from one piece of steel, but there is more to tell about this knife. The shape seduces, the knife is absolutely straight-lined, it caresses larger hands as well as smaller hands. The balance is perfect, thanks to the double-bolster. FIRST CLASS knives are vacuum-hardened, using state of the art equipment. This process affords the blade a homogenous microstructure with consistent hardness and a stain free finish. An unbelievable cutting experience and a durable long lasting edge, is a given. The result: The FIRST CLASS chef’s knife won the award as the best chef's knife manufactured in , beating all the other iconic brands. This award is given by the Stiftung Warentest, ’s leading product testing agency.