When it comes to any of the equipment in your kitchen, you don't want to skimp on performance just to save a little money. The Stäl series is one of the most economically priced lines we carry, but it offers the same level of quality and performance as others costing twice as much. This 12" stainless steel butcher knife has a razor sharp X50 Cr MoV15 German steel blade, high in carbon for hardness to help keep its edge, yet containing 15 percent chromium to make it stainless. The stamped blade has a pointed tip to help direct the blade through sinew, cartilage and bone. The hidden tang is set into an ergonomically designed slip-resistant, stain-free white polypropylene handle that offers exceptional comfort and reduces arm and hand fatigue. The handle also has a protective finger guard, and the knife is NSF listed, which means it won't harbor bacteria if properly washed in a dishwasher or by hand. Designed with safety and convenience in mind, the cimeter-style 12" butcher knife provides excellent cutting performance and will withstand heavy duty use.