The R.H. Forschner collection has grown in size and stature since its name was first carved in steel in 1855. Historically a premier choice of culinary professionals, it is still preferred by professionals today. Renowned for its extremely sharp, Swiss made, steel blades from Victorinox, R.H. Forschner provides professionals in food processing and preparation with superior quality, value-priced cutlery that enhances performance and increases productivity. They are manufactured in Switzerland. The renowned rosewood handles feature a carved handle design with the unique beauty of natural rosewood and are extra durable. The fibrox handles feature a non slip, ergonomic design and are NSF approved. The blades feature a high-carbon no stain steel with the unique Victorinox polished surface and a taper ground edge. An extensive selection of professional butcher knives designed and used in food processing to choose from. Victorinox knives are conical ground on the full length of the blade as well as crosswise. This results in a wider break point with less risk of the blade breaking and less resistance for ease of cutting. A quality steel x50CR MO composition, with a rockwell hardness of 55-56 HRC for high edge retention. Did You Know: A Granton edge, or "kullenschiff" edge, has hollowed out grooves on the sides of the blade. These grooves fill with the fat and juices of the product being sliced, which allows for thin, even cuts without tearing or shredding the meat. **The NSF mark is a certification of quality assurance and hygienic design. The National Sanitation Foundation mark is proudly carried on all R.H. Forschner blades with a fibrox or nylon handle and assures you of quality and assurance to use in a commercial environment. Look for this mark. Realize that most manufacturers do not carry this seal!