The angled handle of these tools keeps your hand and wrist in a natural position, Making cutting smooth and simple. Despite being stainless steel they are very lightweight which is ideal for someone who has very weak hands. The "soft-feel" grip on the handle is non-slip making them safer to use with wet or greasy hands. The handle measures 5.25 inches long, tapers from 2 inches wide at the base to 1.5 inches wide at the top, and 1.25 inches high. Easy Grip Carving Knives are dishwasher safe.