I designed this knife to be thin with a nice sized octagonal handle made out of figured maple with a wenge ferrule, done here in Madison Wisconsin by our woodworker and friend Isaiah Schroeder. The blade is also made in the USA with our partner Lamson And Goodnow. The factory edge grind is 50/50 at about 15 degrees on each side. We priced this knife aggressively so line cooks, knife enthusiasts and students could afford it. I hope you enjoy my newest knife. Kind Regards, Mark Richmond.