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The Park Plaza knife collection is Messermeister’s stamped version of the triple-rivet, full exposed tang, German knife series. This collection is manufactured with one-piece, die-cut stamped blades using high quality German stainless steel alloy. The stamped blades do not have a bolster and are lighter than forged knives. Park Plaza knives are trimmed, straightened and hardened then attached to industrial quality handles that are buffed to a seamless fit and finish. Manufactured in the historical City of Blades, Solingen, Germany by cutlery artisans, these are a great value. The German 1.4116 high-carbon, stainless alloy blade resists stains and corrosion, exhibits toughness and durability, holds its edge retention, and is easy to re-sharpen to a razor-like edge. This knife line is one-piece stamped, which produces a thin and lightweight blade. They are heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58. The 20° edge on this blade is efficient and resilient. Knives are outfitted with the finest industrial strength thermoplastic polyoxymethylene (POM) handle.