Made exclusively for us in Japan, this versatile knife by Shun performs impeccably on everything from summer tomatoes to winter squashes. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword-making techniques, the blade's construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Japanese-style knife designed for efficiently chopping, slicing and mincing fresh fruits and vegetables. Long, slender blade is hollow ground with indentations that keep slices from sticking. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. 4 1/4" knife: 4 1/4"-long blade. 6 1/2" knife: 6 1/2"-long blade. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.