This flatware is treated with a Revolutionary nanotechnology, Not just bacteriostatic but Bactericidal (This surface not only inhibits bacteria growth but destroys it), The treatment destroys bacteria cells by blocking their nutrition chain and the ability for the cells to divide and multiply, The treatment lasts for the life of the utensils and even improves with time (thanks to the extra hardness of PVD) - unlike varnishes - Fully hypoallergenic and safe for contact with food, Perfect for bringing flatware with you at work or to restaurant. Made in Italy with the highest quality of 18/10 stainless steel, 4,0 mm thick, very durable, ergonomic. Knives have double serration for a durable sharpness. Dishwasher safe. Help us making the world a safer place!