The Shun Classic 7 inch Asian cook's knife is great for slicing vegetables and boneless meats. Like a chef's knife, the shape is perfect for quick and easy chopping. This Shun Classic Asian cook's knife doesn't require frequent sharpening because it has a super hard VG-MAX steel core. It can keep a sharper edge for longer. It also has a Damascus appearance on its exterior and is protected from damage by layers of stainless steel clad to each side of the blade. Shun cutlery is made in Japan.