The Shogun Series Elite 12” Chef Knife is a powerhouse blade necessary for any chef or culinary service professional who does large quantities of prep work. This indispensable all-purpose kitchen tool is a master at chopping, slicing, dicing & even mincing. Offering a slightly curved blade, and a bit more heft than it’s shorter counterparts, this chef knife can effortlessly break down large cuts of meat with a single slice. The extra blade length is ideal for heavy duty prep work of larger fruits such as watermelon, squash and pumpkin and endless bags of vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, onions and celery. Designed with productivity in mind, this blade allows you to leave the tip on the cutting board, thus relieving arm and wrist strain and allowing you to go further, longer. Prep twice as much, in half the time. Hand-polishing reveals a magnificent visual pattern, Dalstrong Tsunami Rose’. The super-steel core possesses extra high carbon levels, allowing for scalpel-like sharpness with exceptionally long lasting edge retention. Each knife is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge at a staggeringly acute 8-10 degrees. The Shogun Series handle is meticulously constructed of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong military-grade inert and non-porous fiberglass-like material. It is highly impervious to both heat and moisture with life-long durability. The carefully engineered ergonomic handle is designed for superior hand control and comfort. while simultaneously being stabilized with an engraved end-cap for agile performance. To further enhance the beauty, an intricate copper mosaic pin adorns the center rivet.