This 8.5" Chef knife is hand crafted from AEB-L stainless steel that has been heat and cryogenically treated and to 61 HRC. The handle is a combinatioin of Carbon Fiber and Hawaiian Koa. It is accented with carbon fiber pins and G10 liners. The blade is finished with a machine satin and is shaving sharp. A great addition to any kitchen and a fantastic gift for the chef or foodie in your life. Pick this versitile knife up today!