The Ginsu Essential Series gives you high quality knives at the best possible value! Comparable to the Santoku knife, the Chef's knife is meant to chop, slice, dice, and even carve if needed. This knife handles the job of many knives in one convenient package--a real workhorse of the kitchen! This blade is made from commercial quality stain- and rust-resistant stainless steel, which is well known for strength. The serrated blade never needs sharpening.