Do not be fooled into thinking that these are just another one of those ‘one piece of metal’ mass produced knives that can be found all over the Globe. The sophisticated laminated stainless steel blades surround a cutting core of Molybdenum Vanadium (please not the Boning knife is made of a single piece of Molybdenum Vanadium). The 18/8 stainless steel hollow handle does not feature any holes or cavities which is an extremely important and fundamental hygiene consideration. A perfect range of light, well balanced knives. This range is popular amongst people who do not like a heavy knife or suffer from weak wrists. This laminated preparation knife is the traditional vegetable knife in Japan. It is ideal on larger vegetables such as butternut squash. It also perfect for shredding lettuce and cabbage due to its deep rectangular blade. This knife if often mistaken for a meat cleaver due to its shape however it is still a knife and should be used in the same way.