The Zwilling 38415-163 Pro Meat Cleaver was designed in Italy by Matteo Thun and features a high carbon stainless steel blade. The blade on the knife measures 6.00 in. and has a satin finish. The traditional three rivet handle is made of polypropylene and offers a firm grip. the knife is dishwasher safe, but it is recommended to hand wash to keep your knife in tip top shape! Made in Germany.