Everyday chopping, slicing and mincing are faster and more efficient when you use this classic Japanese-style knife. Echoing the shape of a traditional cleaver, the wide, ultra-sharp blade is ideal for prepping everything from fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to meats and poultry. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. The wide blade is also great for scooping prepped ingredients into your soup pot or salad bowl. Precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The sleek ABS resin handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.