This Shun Premier Slicing Knife measures 9" on the blade. The newly introduced Shun Premier line combines an authentic Japanese hand hammered look with the quality and performance that Shun is known for. 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.
The knife starts off amazing,sharp,easy to use and beautiful. after a few months of use however a day of close inspection revealed the entire length of the blade covered in small chips. my advice,pick up a stone or electric sharpener as a steel will not remove these
Matt that just means u dont know how to sharpen your knife..
Great knife! slices perfectly and makes cutting sushi roles a breeze. Blade is extremely sharp and has kept a great edge. Only downfall is that the blade is thin and more prone to chipping than higher end blades. So this knife does need to treated more delicately than other knives. I’ve used this knife for over a year now and I’ve been very pleased with it.