Fully forged knives are manufactured in a process that combines innovative technology with Old World tradition and expertise. During the forging process, steel is heated to an extremely high temperature, set into a die and hammered into the shape of the basic blade. After a process of heating and cooling, the forged blade is ground to create a full taper to the cutting edge. The result is a stronger, thicker, more resilient blade that flares smoothly at the heel to blend into the shape of the handle. Cutlery that is fully forged offers an array of benefits including greater strength, increased durability, lasting sharpness and better balance and control.