Shun's new line of kitchen knives are the ultimate in comfort, maneuverability, strength, precision and sharpness. Reminiscent of the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, the Shun Premier collection combines the grace and beauty of ancient hand-forged knives with modern manufacturing techniques to create a new line of kitchen cutlery unlike any other. Each blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus which is then beveled for lateral stability and unmatched precision. The unique hammered finish acts as hollow-ground cavities which help reduce drag and quickly releases foods while slicing and dicing. The walnut Pakkawood Handles fit comfortably in the hand.