This Shun Premier Serrated Utility measures 6 1/2 inches. The serration is featured on the tip of the blade(for 1 1/2") and again on the heel(1 1/2") with a clean edge in the middle(3 1/2")of the knife offering the best of both worlds.
The blade is made of VG10 steel clad with 16 layers on either side of the stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a "hamon" is formed. The hammered finished is known in Japanese as "tsuchime" and adds a striking appearance to the knife and also acts as hollow ground cavaties that reduce drag and quickly release food from the blade.