If you like to cook as John does, you will appreciate the balance and feel of this classic style chef knife. Tourists who visit Saba are astounded by the high-level cuisine offered by the handful of Saba masters. The blade is hand cut from from 440C stainless steel with a sustainable West Indian Mahogany handle. John also has created a G-10 version that is dishwahwer and overnight soaking safe--as with all knives, it's never a good idea to leave a knife soaking--for the sake of the handle and others hands! The secondary photo in G-10 is available for custom orders. This hand crafted knife includes the first class gift box.