Shun’s Classic Paring Knife DM0716 is a great knife to have in the kitchen! The 4 in. knife is ideal for peeling, paring, and chopping. The blade is made of precision-forged high-carbon stainless steel that holds a razor sharp edge. The durable D-shaped pakkawood handle offers a comfortable grip. Made in Japan. ? A larger paring knife that some cooks prefer. ? Hand-sharpened 16? double-bevel blade (32? comprehensive). ? Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding. ? Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood?. ? Blade length: 4 in. (10.3 cm). ? Handcrafted in Japan.