The Tyler Florence Titanium 5-inch Santoku Knife is a high quality knife – it offers forged construction and a titanium-plated steel blade that makes it stick, chemical and corrosion-resistant. Titanium is harder than stainless steel with the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. This knife has a tampered bolster with fully exposed blade edge, which provides top performance and optimal sharpening. It also has an ergonomic handle with TPR coating that provides a comfortable and sure grip. Includes custom size knife block made of eco-friendly Acacia wood. Embedded magnets allow individual knife block to adhere to other blocks in the Tyler Florence Titanium Collection. For the past fifteen years, Chef Tyler Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision to fans around the world. After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson and Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as a one of New York City's finest young stars. Since then, Florence has spent over 12 years as a franchise star of the Food Network. He has taken his food and his wit across the globe, finely tuning what is regarded as one of America's most important culinary voices. He has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, a cooking show for novices, Food 911, his hugely popular -inchrecipe rescue-inch show, as well as his signature series, Tyler's Ultimate. Not to be limited to Food Network, Tyler is a regular guest on the TODAY Show, CNN, The View, The Tonight Show, Oprah, Access Hollywood, Extra, Good Morning America and more. Tyler is also the author of five cookbooks including Tyler's Ultimate and Dinner At My Place. In 2009, Tyler launched his signature line of steel-clad cookware and titanium cutlery.