This Shun Cutlery Classic Steak Knife DM0711 is a great knife to have around the kitchen! The knife simply glides through your steak with it’s 5 in. VG-MAX steel blade. The blade has 34 layers of stainless Damascus cladding on each side. The D-shaped handle on the knife is made of ebony PakkaWood? and offers a solid grip. Made in Japan. Specifications: ? Cuts through a steak like butter, no serrations. ? 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: 5 in. (12.7 cm). ? Handcrafted in Japan.