High-quality stainless steel and superb craftsmanship give Shun Premiere knives the performance you demand. To craft a Shun Premier knife, a long-lasting VG-MAX "super steel" core is clad with 34 layers of stainless steel. It's then hand-hammered for a beautiful finish with performance similar to a hollow edge knife. It's great at keeping foods from sticking to the blade as you slice. These knives also feature a handle with a walnut finish. Made in Japan, it's crafted from a combination of wood and resin resulting in a sanitary, germ resistant handle.