Dexter-Russell's Sani-Safe cutlery has been one of the leading contributors to food safety all over the world. The blade is manufactured from top quality stain free, high carbon steel and is hand-ground and honed for ultimate sharpness. The tough, high impact "Grip Tex" polypropylene handle is shaped for a safe, slip-resistant grip. For added sanitation, the handle and blade are sealed together, eliminating crevices which harbor bacteria and helping prevent cross-contamination of foods. This butcher knife is great for odd jobs in the kitchen, from dicing salt pork to cubing cooled meats to cutting steaks or even trimming raw meat. Dishwasher safe.