The 8” Chikara chef’s knife may be the last chef’s knife you’ll end up buying. Forged in the traditional Japanese method of one piece of steel, the 8” Chikara chef’s knife is made of 420J2 stainless steel, a metal known for its resistance to rust and stains as well as its high-carbon makeup. Forging helps maintain strength and a sharp edge after the repeated impact of the knife striking the cutting board. To give extra control and energy to the blade, the tang extends through the hilt and down to the edge of the handle, giving you an unmatched sense of precision with each and every slice, chop and dice. To maintain its razor sharp edge and strong base, be sure to only wash your 8” Chikara chef’s knife by hand. We’re pleased to offer a limited lifetime warranty on this knife with every purchase!