Designed in the U.S. by some of the best fishing experts in the country. The Wusthof Silverpoint ll - 7inch fillet will easily clean and bone your favorite catch. The fillet knife comes with a leather sheath so it can be used on the lake as well as the kitchen. Located in "The Cutlery Capital of the World", Solingen Germany, the Wusthof factory history goes back as far as 1814 when the company was listed with the Duchy of Berg. To this day, the company remains family owned. The Wusthof Silverpoint ll series is a laser cut stamped blade. Cutting blades with a laser is definitely not the least expensive way to manufacture a knife. At Wusthof we feel a knife should be perfect and the laser cutting method produces a perfect stamped knife every time. This knife is lighter than our tradition forged knives and a slight more flexibility. Known the world-over for it's unique and uncompromising quality, Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. The ingredients of this steel are proudly etched on each blade. Wusthof not only uses the best materials to make a fine knife, but it is also crucial that each blade is precisely tempered. This tempering allows the knife to hold its edge for an extremely long time, yet still be able to be maintained in your home kitchen with out the need to be sent away for maintenance.