This Japanese-inspired chef knife is a versatile culinary knife for everyday use. Straight-edge, full-tang, forged stainless steel blade is German-grade, strong, and durable, allowing for volume and heftier cuts. Blade notches for thumb and finger allow for a professional grip as well as control and accuracy when slicing, dicing, and mincing. Pakkawood handle is weighted and balanced; this stabilized composite wood is ideal for culinary purposes as its heat and moisture-resistant. Included sleeve weathers real-world use while protecting the blade from dulling. Leather material will only soften over time to a beautiful, smooth patina. Simplify your knife collection with this heavy-duty heritage quality implement.