Ken Onion American Classic features Koa wood handles with satin finished blades, made from exclusive CTS-BD1N Nitro steel. The purity and toughness of the Nitro Steel ensure the edge withstands the rigors of daily kitchen use. The blade is hand sharpened to a 16° cutting angle, then burnished to a high polish for amazing sharpness. These knives carry the iconic cutlery shapes designed by Hall of Fame knife maker Ken Onion. Each blade shape is designed for maximum ergonomics for the types of cutting techniques used in the kitchen. The angled bolsters on the handles guide the user to the perfect balance point for an effortless grip and control. Graceful curved lines and fluid shapes are hallmarks of the Ken Onion design and each knife is handcrafted in the USA by artisan knife makers.