Chef knife made from 154-CM stainless steel. Handle is blue dyed, stabilized maple burl. The overall length is 12”. Blade length is 7.25”. 154-CM is a newer version of 440-C stainless. The main difference is additional molybdenum, which results in hardness and edge retention that is typically better than traditional stainless alloys, and as such is a favored material for many high-end knives. C 1.05% Cr 14.00% Mn 0.50% Mo 4.00% Si 0.30% This steel has been vacuum heat-treated and cryogenically tempered and has a Rockwell hardness of 59. Chefs favor this steel for its unique combination of superb edge retention and ease of sharpening.