VG10 steel with Damascus-clad stainless steel finish Beautiful D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle Slicing knife helps seal in flavor Extreme 16-degree convex-ground double-bevel blade Crafted using the Kasumi method of knife making Hand-wash for best performance Blade is 9 inches in length. The long narrow blade of the Shun Classic Hollow Ground 9 in. Slicing Knife allows you to make a clean cut which helps encapsulate juices and flavor in meat. This slicing blade is crafted from Shun's VG10 Damascus pattern stainless steel and provides a razor-sharp edge for precision performance. Bead-blasted to reveal the beautiful wood grain pattern of the steel this knife easily slices through foods with one clean cut sealing in the flavor while releasing the food effortlessly thanks to hollow-ground indentations. The beautiful ebony black D-shaped handle provides a contemporary design that looks like a million bucks in your kitchen with a contoured grip for precision slicing meal after meal. About Kershaw Shun KnivesFor more than 100 years the highly skilled artisans of KAI Corporation have been producing blades of unparalleled quality in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Japan. For over three generations they have been dedicated to listening to the voices of their customers and providing products that contribute to a more tasteful life. Incredibly sharp edges partnered with a stunning aesthetic set Shun and KAI knives apart. A tradition of excellence combined with the newest technology and advanced materials makes every knife a functional work of art.