The Shun Classic 8 inch Kiritsuke knife is the Japanese Master Chefs knife. This top quality Shun knife has a traditional length blade, so it's the knife of choice for a variety of cutting and slicing jobs. Use it for every thing from chopping vegetables to slicing chicken or dicing shrimp. This well balanced Kiritsuke knife is well balanced so you can easily cut lots of veggies or meat and not over-tire your hand or forearm. The Shun Classic Kiritsuke knife is made in Japan and back's by the Shun lifetime guarantee.