Recently endorsed by Anthony Bourdain of FoodTV's Cook's Tour and Kitchen Confidential, the stamped blade is the best of its class. The offset blade never catching knuckles under the blade or handle when cutting straight down. For the best cutting always use a sawing motion From crusty baguettes to sun-ripened tomatoes, this knife will cut and cut for years. The offset blade means never getting your knuckles caught under the blade or handle when trying to cut straight down. For the best cutting always use a sawing motion and let the knife do the work. Pushing down on the blade will only mash the bread. Includes a free vinyl knife guard to protect your blade. Crafted of high carbon stainless steel blade with a triple riveted durable poly handle, full tang. Lifetime Warranty, Made in Germany.