This Kikuichi Swedish Gold series is one of our heaviest western knives and is preferred by many chefs who want the quality of a Japanese blade with the weight and design of a European knife. The blade is made from a Swedish Gold Stainless core sandwiched between SUS410 stainless which protects and adds corrosion resistance creating a hefty blade that can withstand the heavy work of a professional kitchen while maintaining a sharp edge for fast cutting. The blade steel contains 15% Chromium, 1.5% Cobalt, and 1% Molybdenum. Ultimately, this alloy gives the knife the ability to withstand daily use and still hold a razor sharp edge. Resembling a bird's beak, the short, curved blade is great for creating intricate cuts for decorative garnishes and for prepping small, spherical fruits and vegetables.