The Shun Cutlery VB0740 Sora Hollow Ground Santoku Knife is a must have all-purpose kitchen knife. The knife features a 5.5 in. blade that is made of VG-10 steel. The VG-10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance. The traditional Japanese handle is designed in a easy-care, textured PP/TPE blend and provides a comfortable grip. Made in Japan.