Ready to ship. This 7” chefs knife will handle all of your chopping and slicing in the kitchen. There is ample room near the hand for deliberate chopping and a narrowed tip for finer work. AEB-L high carbon steel. Edge retention, toughness, and fine grain structure caught my eyes when searching for the best cutlery steel for home and commercial cooks. Decorated with a Walnut and dark red/green resin handle that will make a cook proud.