Global is known for producing knives of the highest quality. Each knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance in the hand. Made in Japan from the finest Cromova 18 stainless steel, Global knives remain razor sharp longer than any other steel and resist rust, stains and corrosion. Stainless Steel is tempered twice for sharp and resilient edges. Edge is double ground at 15 degrees. Handle is made of hollow Stainless Steel to perfect the balance of the blade. Care Instruction: It is recommended that you wash your Global knives by hand using a mild dishwashing liquid and water. After washing, rinse with water and dry thoroughly with a towel. Global knives should NOT be put in the dishwasher. Doing so could damage the sharp edges should they come into contact with other objects in the dishwasher. In addition, exposure to extreme heat and powerful detergents found in dishwashers can be harmful to CROMOVA 18 high carbon stainless steel.