This Shun Cutlery DM0727 Classic Santoku Knife is a must have in the kitchen! The knife is ideally used for medium-sized kitchen tasks such as slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs to cutting chocolate or butter. The knife’s 5.5 in. blade is made of VG-MAX steel and is clad with Damascus on each side. The handle is D-shaped and made of ebony PakkaWood and offers a solid grip. Made in Japan.