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This is a food prep knife designed for users who value excellent sharpness and edge retention but do not want to worry about the rust that non-stainless steel presents.
This is a high-carbon stainless steel chef knife designed to cut produce and boneless meats.
Pros: Sharpness, edge retention, stain-free, ambidextrous handle, easy to keep sharp.
The blades are clad VG10 cobalt alloy, a high-carbon stainless steel that stays sharp longer than most other steels.
The handle is made of laminate scales riveted to a full tang.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and the blades can chip if not handled carefully. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust and corrode if not dried promptly and kept dry.