The offset sandwich knife is specifically designed for long term use. The sloping blade is more ergonomic in handling, placing less stress on the wrist. The 9" stainless steel blade is thicker at the tip but honed to a sharp edge great for cutting everyting from crusty breads to the skin of melons. the high carbon blade is stamped with it's own number for quality assurance. The molded white polypropylene handle is designed for comfort and lets the user continue without fatigue. Coated with antimicrobial protection, it is also NSF approved. Lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship or materials.