Every great Japanese chef knows that having the right blade for the right job is essential. Now you too can master the culinary arts with the Shun Classic Pro Knife Collection. Featuring traditional Japanese blade shapes created with both modern and ancient ideas and techniques about form and function, this knife collection is unlike any other available on the market. Paired with Shun's famous, ergonomic D-shaped PakkaWood handles, the gorgeously crafted graffiti-etched blade is made of pure VG10 steel, a high-carbon steel with added vanadium, which enables the knife to take and hold an edge longer than other similar knives. Shun Classic Pro blades are incredibly sharp due to their single-bevel edges which give you scalpel-like precision when cutting or slicing. Shun Classic Pro knives have a distinctive appearance. Their graffitied design is acid etched onto the blade and incorporates Shun's logo. This style of etching is commonly used on custom knives in Japan and is frequently used as a way to identify the knife's maker. The back of each blade is gently hollow ground to improve performance, so that your knives glide easily back and forth during cutting without the food sticking to the knife. The blades also feature a wide shinogi, or blade bevel, which makes it easy to sharpen the knives using a whetstone.