The 8” slicer from our Damascus series is the perfect knife for evenly slicing through large meats such as a ham or turkey. The blade of the 8” slicer has been forged from a single piece of 420J2 Japanese high-carbon steel, which is known for its resistance to rust and stains. Forging the blade from one piece of steel gives it unparalleled strength and control, two characteristics a good slicing knife should have. The tang of the blade extends through the end of a water and heat-resistant resin handle, and the hilt of the knife is expertly balanced for added control and precision with every slice. Be sure to wash this blade by hand to maintain its strength and razor sharp edge, and enjoy a limited lifetime warranty with your purchase.