Shun’s DM0766 Classic Western Cook’s Knife is a great knife to have handy in your kitchen! This knife is ideal because it can be used for a wide variety of kitchen tasks, from slicing, dicing, and chopping to rocking cuts. The knife’s 8 in. blade is made of VG-MAX steel and is clad with Damascus stainless steel. The D-shaped handle is made of ebony PakkaWood? and offers a solid grip. ? Ideal for heavier duty kitchen tasks. ? Hand-sharpened 22? double-bevel blade (44? 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.