Founded in Solingen, Germany more than 200 years ago, Wusthof carries on the tradition of fine forged blades that this city is known for, replacing swords with blades for the kitchen. For seven generations, the Wusthof family has overseen the production of what is now one of the most coveted knife brands by chef's and home cook's around the world. Prized for their balance and their ease of sharpening, a properly cared for Wusthof knife will last a lifetime.