This asian-type knife with broad blade and especially sharp cutting edge is great for a wide variety of uses. The all rounder of the asian kitchen can be used threefold: for preparing meat, fish, and also vegetables. The Frio dur blade is further refined with a special ice-hardening process: -Heating to 1800 degrees F to harden the steel. -Freezing to -94 degrees F to enhance the corrosion resistance. -Double tempering to just below -480 degrees F to improve toughness. Features: -Precision forged from a single piece of Zwilling Special Formula Steel. -57 Rockwell Hardness with hand polished edge. -15 Degree Angle, 30 degrees in total. -A perfect hand polishing gives the edge its final finish for ultimate sharpe ness. -New curved bolster features a soft transition to the blade providing optim ium balance and safety and firm support for the thumb. -Synthetic soft touch handle.