Global 11in HW Chef's Knife has a remarkably sharp blade that is great for a variety of cutting and chopping work, as well as slicing, julienning, dicing fruits and vegetables, and mincing. Global's Heavy Weight series are loved by professional chefs and are an excellent choice for the serious home cook. The three most innovative features of Global knives are their edge, balance and seamless stainless steel construction. The gorgeous modern Lightweight design includes a textured handle for a secure grip, offering superior control and precision. Global's unique smooth contours and seamless construction prevent food and dirt particles from collecting on the knife, offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene. It is recommended that you Handwash with mild dishsoap, rinse and dry thoroughly with a towel.