Chef's Knives - Not every cooking task requires a long blade. The Ken Onion chef's knife is ideal for quick, small tasks such as chopping and dicing herbs, garlic, onions, shallots, other vegetables and meats. The Damascus-style blade profile reduces sticking and tearing of food and speeds prep times. The VG-10 steel core blade with 16 outer layers of stainless steel on each side is stain- and rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for superior cutting performance every time. Product Features VG-10 stainless super steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer Blade's distinctive moire pattern helps ensure superior strength Razor-sharp, long-lasting edge is ground to 16 degree angle D-shaped handle design for supreme comfort and control Ebony-black PakkaWoodgenuine wood handle is infused with a waterproof resin for long-lasting durability Full tang construction adds stability Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps for superior safety and control Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards - 4 1/2 Model: DM0510 Blade Length: 4 1/2L Overall Size: 8 1/2L x 1 3/8W Weight: 3 1/2 oz. 6 Model: DM0508 Blade Length: 6L Overall Size: 10 5/8L X 2W Weight: 7 oz. Material: VG-10 super steel center core with 16 outer layers of SUS410 high-carbon steel, Pakkawood Care Instructions To keep your Shun cutlery in its finest shape, you will occasionally need to use a sharpening steel. Shun knives are dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing in soapy water with a soft brush or cloth is recommended. It is best to store your Shun knives in a heavy knife block.