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. Sleek, smooth and striking, Mundial's all-metal Future collection of premium cutlery combines fine craftsmanship and stunning design with superior performance and ergonomics. By achieving the perfect balance between shape and weight, Mundial has made Future knives incredibly easy to handle and use. Future knife blades are fully forged from high-carbon stainless steel to deliver excellent quality over a lifetime of use. Handles are made of polished stainless steel - ideal for today's modern kitchens. 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.