The Messermeister Meridian Elite Nakiri Knife is a great all purpose slicing and chopping knife. This razor sharp knife from Messermeister features a hand polished edge just as the rest of their premier Meridian Elite series does. Also, what makes this knife even sharper than most is that the edge is ground at a 15 degree angle, rather than a traditional 20 degrees. The larger chef's knife is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping vegetables. This knife is forged from a single piece of german high carbon stainless steel -- it is easy to sharpen and will stay sharp. Another characteristic of the Messermeister's Meridian Elite is the unique fading bolster. The edge is sharpened along the entire blade providing use of the heel of the blade, as well as making sharpening easier. This knife is truly one of the finest chef's knives. The full tang provides excellent balance, and the triple riveted handle is contoured for a comfortable, firm grip. The handle is made of polyoxymethaline that is virtually indestructible- it simply will not crack. Comes Gift Boxed. Made in Germany. Lifetime Warranty.