Our Kershaw Precision Forged Stainless Steel 8 inch Chef's knife is a versatile, multipurpose knife that professional chefs and novices alike will appreciate. With its broad and heavy curved blade, you will achieve the perfect rocking motion for precision cuts. The weight and strength of the blade also makes it the perfect alternative to the clever in terms of chopping through bones. As with all our knives in the Precision Forged Stainless Steel series, our knives feature German-style drop-forged construction. Made with 1.4116 high-carbon, German stainless steel, these Kershaw knives feature superior edge retention. Each knife features a 54-56 Rockwell Hardness rating, and each blade is honed to an incredibly sharp edge. With full-tang, fully riveted construction and POM handles with net-finish, you are guaranteed a knife that is not only well, constructed, but beautiful as well. Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended.