This Shun Cutlery DM0707 Classic Chef’s Knife is a great knife to have in the kitchen! The 10 in. blade is made of VG-MAX steel and is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look of a Damascus-style blade. The knife’s long slightly curved blade is efficient for both slicing and chopping. The handle is made of durable PakkaWod which resists moisture and it is D-shaped to fit comfortably in the hand. The knife was handcrafted in Japan. Specifications: ? For those who prefer a larger chef’s knife. ? 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: 10 in. (25.4 cm). ? Handcrafted in Japan.