Textured handle is secure in the hand. Each cutlery piece features the Good Grips? handle and a special twist built into the metal shaft allows it to be bent for either right or left handed use. The angled rocker knife requires only minimal arm strength for cutting. A special extended safety cap protects fingers. The 6oz. (170g) of weight in the built-up-handle provides more control so that the utensil reaches the mouth easier. Ideal for persons with limited hand control, Parkinsons disease or spasticity. Dishwasher safe.