The Ventura knife line series carefully crafts precision-sharp, high-grade german stainless steel blades with enhanced rustic Brazilian cherry wood handles. 'Ventura' means more than just fortune in Portuguese but Ventura County is also home to Messermeister's headquarters in California. The Ventura line is one piece, die-cut from a single billet of fine German 1.4116 stainless steel alloy and heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58. The edge is hand stropped to 15°, which creates the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool. Beauty paired with high quality materials, this knife is built to chop, slice and retain its natural rustic grace for a lifetime.