Utility Knives - Sized just right between a chef's knife and paring knife, the razor-sharp precision and complete cutting control of the Shun Premier 6 1/2 Utility Knife offers you the best in trimming, slicing and dicing produce and smaller meats. Indispensible for your kitchen, the Shun Premier utility knife quickly chops onions, dices zucchini and minces garlic and herbs. The Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish features a hollow-ground pattern that reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade. Shun Premier knives are stain- and rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun utility knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan.The preeminent - Specifications Material: Proprietary VG-MAX steel, walnut PakkaWood Model: TDM0701 Size: 6 1/2L blade (11L with handle) Weight: 3 oz. Made in Japan Use and Care Your Shun Premier utility knife should be hand washed. Simply wipe clean with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry immediately. Dry from the knife handle toward the blade. To prevent slight tarnishing, be sure to remove acidic foods (lemon, mustard, ketchup, etc.) from the blade after use. If blade should show some signs of staining, clean with a nonabrasive metal polish. Occasionally, your Shun Premier utility knife may require professional sharpening to maintain the razor-sharp cutting edge. Shun will sharpen your knife for free, you simply pay for postage. It is best to store Shun Premier knives in a knife block or in-drawer knife tray.