Designed in cooperation with professional chefs, the Four Star series was first introduced in 1976 and today remains a favorite all over the world. This line is a great way to start your first serious cutlery collection and makes a thoughtful gift for the cook on your list. Using an exclusive Sigmaforge process, each knife is precision-forged from a single piece of Friodur ice-hardened high-carbon stainless steel for corrosion resistance, unmatched stability, lasting sharpness, and perfect geometry. The virtually unbreakable, colorfast polypropylene handles are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. This means the knives are completely sanitary. In addition, the bolster and full stick tang provide weight, ensure safety, and add balance. The chef's knife is the kitchen workhorse-the one to grab for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing meats and vegetables. Lifetime warranty. Hand wash. Made in Solingen, Germany.