The best handle in forged cutlery. A perfect blend of modern technology and finely crafted German steel. Full tang runs entire length of handle for superior balance. Ergonomic SantopreneĀ® handle offers superior comfort and a non-slip grip, even with wet hands. Will not break down from exposure to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures. Bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides excellent balance for better handling when cutting ?food?. One-piece, fully forged construction for better strength and durability. High carbon, no-stain German cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Taper-ground edge allows for added stability, easy honing, long lasting sharpness and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping. NSF Certified.