8" Chef knife blade is crafted from one piece of German high carbon steel. The blade is precision ground to perfect sharpness and heat treated for a long lasting edge. Ovals in the blade help to release food for smooth cuts and the angled tip provides extra strength and durability along with safety. The elegant wood grain look of the handle is A fiberglass resin composite called G10 that is extremely durable and elegant, ideal for the most demanding kitchens. This knife is designed for cutting all food product and is deemed the workhorse in the kitchen.