This lightweight chef's knife features a gradual taper from heel to tip. Can be used for slicing fruits, vegetables and meats. Mac knives are Known as some of the sharpest knives, They have razor-like edges for effortless slicing, they are hard so they stay sharp longer, One slice with MAC knives and you will experience for yourself a new definition of sharpness, nicely balanced and are a good value.From Chef Knives to Go:MAC Knives are made in Japan using high carbon steel, chrome, vanadium, molybdenum, and tungsten. The result is an extraordinary blade with a HRC is approximately 59-61 degree Rockwell hardness. Mac offers razor sharp edges sharpened at 15 degrees vs 20 degrees for most other leading brands.