This Shun Cutlery DM0706 Classic Chef’s Kitchen Knife is a great knife to have in the kitchen! The knife features a 8 in. VG-MAX Damascus Steel blade and a 5 in. Pakkawood handle. Each side of the blade is sharpened to a 16 degree angle and the D-shaped handle is resin-impregnated natural hardwood that is designed for moisture resistance and longevity. The overall length of the Chef’s Knife is 13.5 in. and it weighs approximately 6.27 oz. Made in Japan. Specifications: ? The true does-it-all kitchen 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: 8 in. (20.3 cm). ? Handcrafted in Japan.