This 9 inch Cook's Knife, also called a Chef's knife, has a very strong, rigid blade used for chopping, dicing, slicing or mincing. The whole blade protects the hand. A hard metal alloy that is practically stain and rust resistant. The stainless steel used in knife-making has a high carbon content. These full tang, molded A.B.S. handle knives are the "Top of the Line", made by the ORIGINAL Sabatier Factory in Theirs, France.