Global knives are crafted of CROMOVA 18 stainless steel for the perfect combination of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium to maximize edge retention and stain resistance. Their light weight seamless construction and razor sharp edges make Global knives a popular cutlery favorite. Made in Niigata, Japan. Lifetime guarantee from Global with normal use and proper care. Hand wash with non-acidic dish washing soap and dry thoroughly before storing.