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. Also offering a complete series of slicing and carving knives including the famous granton edge. Wavy Edge knives are especially useful for cutting soft products with a hard crust (bread) or tough skin (sausages and tomatoes) Straight Edge knives are recommended for cutting raw meat, slicing salmon and chopping vegetables. A Straight Edge can be sharpened using a sharpening steel. **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!