This Shun Cutlery Premier Chef’s Knife TDM0706 is a kitchen knife that you will reach for again and again! The 8 in. blade is made of VG-MAX steel and has 34 layers on each side of stainless damascus cladding. The hammered tschime finish on the knife helps release food easily when cutting and the contoured walnut-colored pakkawood handle offers a firm grip. Made in Japan.