Corin Mellor's black handle stainless steel kitchen knives, specially developed for the David Mellor shops, have proved enormously popular since they were first introduced in 2007. These are razor sharp knives. The high carbon stainless steel blades are hot drop forged and then ice hardened to - 80°C. This innovative process stabilizes the metallurgical structure of the steel, creating an extremely hard and durable blade. The knives are taper ground with the forging running down the full length of the acetal resin handle. Each knife handle incorporates an internal back weight, giving an excellent balance and grip. Shipped in its own box.