You will appreciate the soft rubber non-slip handle that simultaneously gives you control while reducing strain on your hands. Ergonomic design relieves stress on your wrist. This is one chef knife that is not painful to use all day long! The high-carbon steel blade is stainless and has an individually ground and honed edge. These qualities make the Dexer Russell Softgrip 10" black chefs knife a favorite of professional chefs. NSF.