This is MAC's take on the traditional Japanese poultry knife. This is an indispensable tool for the home chef who prefers to fabricate and process chicken, turkey and game birds at home. We've found that it's possible to save substantial amounts of money buying chicken and turkey whole and cutting our own pieces for serving, as whole chicken and turkey is often several dollars less expensive per pound. The honesuki's unique triangular blade is ideally suited for the detailed maneuvering required when cutting breasts from the bone, and cutting through the cartilage in wing and leg joints. MAC offers their 25 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship with this excellent honesuki. This honesuki is NOT dishwasher safe, no knife really is.