This Henckels Four Star 8" Chef's Knife is quite sturdy. It has a heavy, broad, and strong fine cutting edge. It's a great utility knife as well, for it cleans vegetables, minces herbs and chops. This blade will quickly become the workhorse in your kitchen. By rocking the knife handle up and down with one hand, the fingers of the other hand rest lightly on the back of the blade. Sigmaforge One Piece Construction handle, laser controlled edge, and Friodur Ice Hardened blade is non-staining. It supplies accuracy, comfort and safety all in one.