Wusthof Classic Nakiri Knife chops and slices fruits, vegetables as well as meats with precision and ease. The Nikiri edge is angled on both sides for slicing and chopping. The Nakiri combines the features of a chef's knife and versatility of a vegetable cleaver. The blade in is 30% sharper and holds its edge 30% longer than ordinary Asian-style blades. The handle uses compression rivets to secure the high-impact handle to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. The granton edge produces a cut that forms air pockets that allows food to release easier from the blade. Meats will cut deli-thin for sandwiches, or for stir-frying. Gourmet knives are laser cut from German high carbon nostain steel.