This Shun Cutlery DM0719 Classic Hollow Ground Chef’s Knife is a must have for your kitchen! The knife features a 8 in. VG-MAX steel blade and is ideal for slicing, dicing and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables and other foods. The hollow ground indentations help release food from the blade. The handle on the knife is made of ebony PakkaWood and is very durable. Made in Japan.