Robert Irvine Knife Collection bolster is (full forged) the knife's construction provides balance,heft and authority. The blade is a satin finish and tapers from heel to tip ending in a point with a very sharp tapered cutting edge.The full tang construction cntinues into the POM handle. Three tubular compression rivets securly attach t the handle. Stainless stell material sharpens easily and is very corrosive resistant. Rockwell hardness of 56 - 58.