Chef's Knives. Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing blade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands). About Shun Classic:Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance.