A knife that any kitchen should not be without. With an 8-in. blade, this is one of the most used and versatile knives. Not too large, it is perfect for dicing, mincing, chopping vegetables or even for slicing a roast. The shape of the blade facilitates a rocking motion which makes this knife perfect for chopping. Being part of the Messermeister Meridian Elite series, this piece is very special. The edge is hand polished for razor sharpness, and the full tang blade (meaning the steel goes all the way through the end of the handle) is made from a single piece of german high carbon stainless steel. The classic style two piece handle is made of polyoxymethaline which will never crack, held permanently in place with three stainless rivets. There are no visible gaps or seems, every detail has been acknowledged in the manufacturing. This knife is premier, coming gift boxed with a lifetime warranty. Made in Germany.