Designed for optimal edge retention. High Carbon German Steel. Fully forged blade, bolster and tang Labeled handles for easy identification Unique riveted handle. Engineered to exacting standards, Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery stays sharp over 20% longer than Calphalon Contemporary cutlery. Blades are precisely tapered for optimal edge retention and deliver exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. Knives are fully forged from high-carbon, no-stain German steel. Features a full tang and unique, bar-riveted handles for better balance and strength.