With the Premier Plus series Friedr. Dick has set new standards in the culture of cutting with forged knives. Now, some types of the Premier Plus series are available with a wooden handle – Premier Nature. The handle of the Premier Nature series is made of durable and hard African Blackwood. This type of wood belongs to the rosewoods and is used for high quality musical instruments such as the guitar or the oboe. African Blackwood lies comfortably in the hand and is very resistant to wear. Additionally, a warm and humid environment hardly affects the wood as it only absorbs water slowly. The beautiful grain ranges from crimson to black and makes each knife a unique piece.