This CAPCO classic curved boning knife features a Japan manufactured AISI-420 Vanadium stainless steel blade, and a triple brass-riveted hardwood handle. The curvature of the blade is perfect for cutting around the bone of otherwise difficult meats. The handle is contoured for a sure, comfortable grip. The tang extends more than 3/4 of the handle. CAPCO has set quality standards for the food service industry, for over 60 years.Japanese stainless steel is the hardest. It holds its edge the longest and is less likely to chip if it hits a bone. Japan Stainless requires longer honing time to re-sharpen. All CAPCO commercial knives are Japanese knives custom designed in USA by CAPCO, reinforced with vanadium and molybdenum to stand up to commercial use.