The Kramer by Zwilling Meiji 8 inch Chef's Knife is a result of the collaboration between Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery. Made from revolutionary fine carbide FC61 steel, this knife offers the signature sharpness for which Japanese knives are known and is protected by 100 layers of nickel and stainless steel. Beneath its distinctive exterior, Kramer's distinctive etched ladder Damascus pattern provides added durability. Thanks to an innovative, ice hardening process, the FRIODURx2® blades offer remarkable durability, sharpness, and cutting performance. Exquisite to hold and behold, the handles feature a decorative center pin handcrafted in Kramer's Washington workshop. These unparalleled knives are built to last a lifetime.