The Damascus 8” chef’s knife continues the centuries-old Damascus tradition of forging 33 layers of high-carbon and low-carbon Japanese stainless steel around VG-1 core to produce an incredibly strong and sharp blade. A chef’s knife is designed for a variety of jobs in the kitchen, meaning it needs to be able to absorb the impact of all sorts of cuts without dulling over time. Our Damascus 8” chef’s knife is cryogenically cooled with liquid nitrogen to hold an incredibly sharp edge with its layers of steel absorbing the impact evenly across the blade. The full tang of the blade extends through the handle and pairs with a balanced hilt to distribute weight from front to back and protect your fingers from cuts. Be sure to wash your blade by hand to preserve its strength and sharp edge, and enjoy a limited lifetime warranty when you buy.