Shun Cutlery’s DM0771 Classic Multi-Purpose Kiritsuke Knife is a great knife to have in the kitchen! The 8 in. blade is made of high-performance VG-MAX steel which provides incredible edge retention and is clad with Damascus stainless steel which reveals the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The D-shaped handle is made of ebony PakkaWood and offers a solid grip. Made in Japan. ? A multi-purpose knife treasured by Japanese master chefs. ? 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.