The Ultra-Chef™ Knives in Cocobolo are classic in design and state-of-the-art in performance. Each blade is 33 individual layers of stainless steel – 16 layers per side plus the center layer of VG-10 Cobalt stainless steel hardened to a Rockwell of 60-62 (AM-UCB is 420J Stainless Steel). These knives are incredibly strong, light in the hand, perfectly balanced and extremely sharp. The handles are made from select Cocobolo, long considered one of the world’s most beautiful exotic hardwoods. The Ultra-Chef™ Knives in Cocobolo – arguably, the finest chef’s knives made today. Each knife is individually gift boxed.