Deglon's silex 8-inch cook's knife is simply marvelous … for mincing, chopping and dicing. Scalloped blade prevents food from sticking to the knife. The blade is made of inox n515 stainless steel. Inox n515 is made by blending high performance steel obtained by the high-nitrogen double-melt process. Deglon adds experience, know-how and creativity. The result, tested in the laboratory remscheid in germany, proves that inox n515 is exceptionally efficient. Deglon's silex line keeps the edge much longer compared to high carbon stainless steel knives. Silex knives have an ergonomic design that provides exceptional comfort; they're well balanced, easy to re-sharpen; they have a comfortable hygienic polymar handle and they're 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).