Shun Cutlery’s Classic Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife DM0720 is a must have in the kitchen. It features a 9 in. VG-MAX steel blade that makes precise slices with a single stroke. The knife is used to produce thin, beautiful, even slices. The handle on the knife is D-shaped and made of ebony pakkawood. Made in Japan. ? The perfect blade for the chef concerned with succulent cuts of meat, carve your food with unequaled precision. ? Double beveled edge glides through meat with ease, leaving juices inside. ? Handcrafted from high quality steel. ? Razor sharp cutting edge. ? Hollow edge keeps food from sticking to blade. ? Perfect when paired with a Shun Carving Fork.