The TOTP 8” Chef’s Knife is a Carbon Stainless Steel Knife. It is highly durable, easy to sharpen, and maintains a razor-sharp edge. This means, that the knife has the ability to retain it’s shape and not become dull with regular use. This region of the knife is the hardest, in order to resist all types of stress. Along with edge retention and durability, this steel also has high corrosion resistance, so the knife won’t rust!The knife has has an ample amount of chromium (18%), vanadium, and molybdenum, which are components that make the edge retention of the knife better than most Chef Knives out on the market.