The Shun Premier Chef’s Knife is an exceptionally styled and durable piece of cutlery. These knives feature a hammered blade – “”tsuchime”” in Japanese looking like they were made over a blacksmith’s anvil. The hammer marks act much like the grooves on a hollow ground knife, reducing friction and preventing food from sticking to the blade. The blade has a core of VG10 stainless steel wrapped in 16 layers of stainless steel for precision and durability. The beautiful PakkaWood handle is oblong and slightly curved to meet the contours of your hand. The Premier Chef’s Knife is suitable for almost any kitchen task, from chopping onions to slicing fat.