The 9″ Chefs Knife was designed to be the general purpose work horse of the kitchen. Constructed from AEB-L stainless steel that has been cryogenically treated to a 61 Rockwell hardness, to ensure a durable and hard blade. This blade is designed to accommodate a variety of cutting techniques to meet the users need. Desert Ironwood was selected for the handle material. A tough and highly stable wood, the contrasting grains are always wonderful to stop and look at. Three stainless steel bolts hold the handles securely. If you are looking for one knife to be with you in the kitchen, you have found it. Includes embroidered case.