Forschner knives stand for quality and craftsmanship. The Forschner blades are high carbon stainless steel made at Victorinox in Switzerland. They are specially tempered which makes them hold their edge and makes them very easy to resharpen. The handles of the knives are ergonomically correct which makes them very comfortable and they are non slip as well. Forschner knives are FDA approved and dishwasher safe.