Smaller chef's knives are the newest trend in gourmet cutlery. This 4-inch blade, with the leverage of a larger knife, offers agility and precision when slicing, dicing and chopping smaller cuts of meat and other foods. The air pockets in this 4-inch blade form what is called a granton edge, which ensures smoother, thinner slices and prevents food from sticking to the blade while cutting. Red is hot. Red is energizing. Studies have even shown that exposure to red quickens the pulse and increases the appetite. No wonder red continues to be increasingly prevalent in home fashion ¿ especially in the kitchen! Mundial's 5100 Series Red adds a burst of color and contemporary style to a classic assortment of premium fully forged cutlery. A chef's true individual style will come through with the 5100 Series Red - a bright new look in high-performance gourmet cutlery. Fully forged from high-carbon stainless steel, this premium cutlery collection features traditional three-riveted red polyacetal handles.Mundial knives, with very few exceptions, are fully forged in a manufacturing process that combines innovative technology with Old World tradition and expertise. In the forging process, steel is heated to an extremely high temperature, set into a die and hammered into the shape of the basic blade. Following a process of heating and cooling, the forged blade is ground to create a full taper to the cutting edge. The result is a stronger, thicker, more resilient blade that flares smoothly at the heel to blend into the shape of the handle. Cutlery that is fully forged offers an array of key benefits including greater tensile strength, increased durability, lasting sharpness, and better balance and control.