When it comes to knives, most people focus on the sharpness. Here's the deal: A sharp knife can grow dull and be resharpened, but if it's not made with quality materials or pairs a short tang with a weak handle, sharpness won't be the issue… Have you ever wondered why you go through knives or end up with broken ones? Chances are, you've been using knives made with less than ideal materials. Whether the blades are rusting or snapping off the handles, your knives aren't making the cut because they haven't been built to last. If you want your knives to stay sharp and strong they've gotta be full tang and made from a material you can count on, such as ceramic, damascus, or or carbon steel.