The KAI Wasabi Black 6 inch Kitchen Utility Knife 6715U has a Daido 1K6 steel blade. The traditional Japanese style handle is made with polypropylene. This blade has a single edge and is smaller and lighter than Western style kitchen knives. For kitchen tasks that are too big for a paring knife and too small for a chef?s knife, reach for the Wasabi Utility Knife. You?ll like the clean and contemporary looks as well as the razor-like performance of this conveniently sized knife. The Wasabi Utility Knife is handy for larger peeling jobs or when precision trimming is required, such as when you’re cutting broccoli florets for stir-fry or removing the tough stems from kale. Because the blade is smaller and lighter, it?s easy to work with it in tighter places where larger knives wouldn?t offer the right amount of precision and control. The Wasabi Utility Knife is part of Kai?s Wasabi series. The series features traditional Japanese single-bevel blade shapes as well as a selection of double-bevel Western-style blade shapes. Single-beveled blades excel when extremely precise cuts are needed?for example, when preparing sushi. Double-beveled blades offer ease of use and versatility. Wasabi brings you the best of both worlds. The blades are high-carbon stainless steel designed to take and hold a sharp edge and come with a graze finish that gives them an attractive, brushed look. Paired with black polypropylene handles in a traditional Japanese style, Wasabi brings beauty and harmonious food preparation to any kitchen.