Details: Made from VG-10 stainless steel, Shun knives are specially constructed to be harder, less brittle, but also more flexible than traditional steel formulations. The VG-10 core is clad with 16 full layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers. These layers not only protect the VG-10, they create an exquisitely detailed surface reminiscent of Damascus or pattern-forged steel, the kind once used for Samurai swords. As a result, the knives are simply stunning to look at--much like antique Damascus knives but without their tendency to rust. The 6-inch blade of this chef's knife works great for slicing, chopping, dicing, and more. Like many Asian-style cutlery, the knife's handle is especially suited to smaller users. In contrast to the traditional round profile, however, Shun's are D-shaped to prevent the knife from twisting in the hand, which provides extra stability and a firm grip. The handle is made from ebony-colored PakkaWood, a fused blend of hardwood veneers imbued with waterproof resin that combines the warmth and traditional look and feel of wood with the strength and durability of plastic. The offset stainless-steel bolster is designed for ergonomic comfort and maximum safety, while a stainless-steel end cap provides the finishing touch. Hand washing the knife is recommended. The chef's knife measures approximately 10 by 2 inches and carries a limited lifetime warranty. --Mary Park Product Description The one knife that can do it all, the Shun Classic 6-inch Chef’s Knife brings the all-purpose nature of a chef’s knife into a slightly smaller frame for an easy-to-use tool that makes meal prep easy and enjoyable. With its wide blade, food is easily transferred from board to pot and knuckles are kept off the cutting board. The double-bevel blade, with an edge on each side, allows for easy cutting, chopping, dicing or other kitchen tasks. With a cutting core of VG-MAX steel, an innovative formula exclusive to Shun, the 6-inch Chef’s Knife has a powerful, razor-sharp edge and retains its edge longer—even with constant use. Handcrafted in Japan by highly skilled artisans, Shun’s premium cutlery fuses ancient blade-making traditions with cutting-edge technology and contemporary design. The 6-inch Chef’s Knife is a lightweight, must-have kitchen knife for any cook. Pair with other Shun products such as the Shun Classic Paring Knife, Utility Knife, or even a beautiful Block Set.