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. Specifications: ? A smaller, lighter santoku you’ll reach for again and again. ? 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: 5.5 in. (14.0 cm). ? Handcrafted in Japan.