Shun Premier knives are reminiscent to the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Every blade features a VG-MAX steel core, clad with 32-layers of Damascus stainless and special hammered tsuchime finish. The tsuchime finish reduces the drag when cutting to assure a clean easy cut. The hammered blade is enhanced with a contoured walnut-stained Pakkawood handle. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan with a limited lifetime warranty.