This Gohumanosuke Yoshihiro Chinese style chefs Knife, often referred to as a Chinese Cleaver, is a workhorse while prepping. Due to its tall profile and curved camber, it slices, dices, and chops with ease. This AUS-8A stainless steel knife is heat treated and tempered which easily achieves a razor sharp edge that holds for an extended period of time. Yoshihiro blade smiths add Molybdenum for hardness, toughness, corrosion resistance and a high tensile strength. Vanadium is added for strength, toughness and heat resistance. Moreover, Vanadium promotes a desired fine grain structure which allows for even wear resistance. This knife is single piece forged with a full tang. The western style Rosewood handle is comfortable, durable, and tough.