I acquired these 2 fine knives a year ago from a chef in Montreal.......not a long story , hadn't seen each other in a long time and as I was getting ready to leave he handed me these. I am not going to lie, I have been using them and I happen to like them alot. That being said, I know nothing about them............nothing. All I know is that they are marked Vanadium and under that name it say , stainless steel. Here is a pic.: So this might be a shot in the dark but can anyone tell me about these knives ? Thank you , Petals.