These are still brand-new and never returned or opened, but they are simply old stock direct from Wusthof, with the old red sticker logo (as in the photo) and with the old red and silver box (the new boxes are brown and white). The forks themselves are the same -- a great deal while quantities last!
What can I say -- sometimes you have a big piece of meat, and sometimes you just need to stick a big fork into it. For carving and for serving, this is a really cool meat fork -- the picture doesn't do it justice: rather than the standard boring round tines of most meat forks, this one has more angular (squared) profile tines, as well as a very angular overall profile (including the base where it meets the handle) for a very high-tech and beautiful look. This is the one that comes with the Wusthof standard sets. If you want a super nice meat fork, this is a truly excellent choice! German forged steel quality for a lifetime of use, featuring all the same qualities as the rest of the legendary Classic line.