If you had to choose only one knife to work with this would be it! ; Full-tang SIGMAFORGE blade is forged to exacting standards for balance and lasting sharpness. Friodur ice hardened stainless steel resists corrosion and pitting while maintaining superior blade strength. Precision laser controlled edge results in a consistent blade angle that stays sharper longer. Super Bolster provides excellent weight balance and ensures safe handling. Patented seamless polypropylene handle is ergonomically curved for a more natural and comfortable hold. Handle length: 5.3 ; Hand washing recommended. Made in Germany.