Messermeister 9-in. Meridian Elite Chef's Knife
The 9 Kullenschliff (or hollow-edge) Chef's Knife features a bolsterless heel so that you can not only sharpen the entire blade from tip to heel, but you can also utilize the heel as an important and functional tool giving the user a continuous cutting. The Meridian and San Moritz are Messermeister's two high-end cutlery lines, which are one-piece fully forged from a single blank of steel. Meridian knives have a comfortable, traditional styled handle that is riveted to a full tang. Steel: 41/16 Krupp (Germany) High Carbon, Molybdenum-Vanadium, Chromium, No Stain Tool Steel, X55 CrMoV15. Handle: state-of-the-art, highly damage resistant Polyoxymethaline. These knives have the sharpest edges of all forged cutlery. An elaborate 3 step sharpening process is enhanced in its final step by being carefully hand-polished. Meridians are hardened to 56 Rockwell hardness C, making them hard enough to hold their edge for a long period of time, while it is easy to restore their edge with a steel. Messermeister is a company whose mission has always been to manufacture the finest forged cutlery available. When purchasing cutlery and cooking tools for their kitchens, discerning consumers and professional chef's are looking for quality and features first, and this is why Messermeister forged cutlery is recognized by culinary professionals and cutlery enthusiasts alike as the finest forged cutlery on the market.