Deglon's french cuisine ideale 8-inch chef's knife is professional grade. This high performance cutting tool was created to meet the requirements of the greatest chefs in the world. It is fully forged from a single piece of high carbon stainless steel. The bolster (the metal part between the blade and the handle) guarantees the solidity of the knife and gives it a traditional, highly professional appearance. It features superior balance, a high quality cutting edge, a hygienic handle that's attached to the tang with 3 aluminum rivets. It has a long life cutting edge and it's dishwasher safe. Made in thiers, france, the cradle of the french knife making industry. Deglon started making their knives in thiers in 1921 and they're still there. The art of the master cutlery maker has been handed down from one Deglon generation to the next. Their products are meticulously designed and manufactured with the utmost attention to detail and precision. Deglon's utensils are useful, practical, sturdy and innovative. At Deglon, every knife is created with the utmost attention to functionality and detail; Deglon makes precise, beautiful, and reliable tools. They stand behind all of their products. Each knife comes with a life time guarantee against any fault of fabrication (within the bounds of a normal use of the tool).