Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, this Shun Premier 6.5" Utility Knife possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. The blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. The striking hammered finish (? Tsuchime? in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade.