Beautifully designed and exceptionally forged the Ikon African Blackwood series features a uniquely contoured curvature that enables a firm yet comfortable grip. As the name suggests, the Ikon Blackwood series knives feature handles that have been constructed with distinctively patterned African Blackwood. Also known as Grenadill, this ultra-dense wood is highly durable and exceedingly elegant. Much like the Ikon Classic Series the Blackwood line is equipped with a double bolster that provides excellent balance for effortless cutting. Wusthof remains a family owned and operated company after 200 years of operation. Manufactured in Solingen, German, these knives come with a full lifetime warranty.