Global 8in HW Vegetable Knife has a remarkably contoured sharp blade that is great for cutting, chopping, slicing, julienning, dicing fruits and vegetables, and mincing. The wide blade allows you to easily scoop what you have chopped or sliced. 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.