The Shun Premier 6 1/2 inch utility knife is beautiful and convenient for quick slicing and cutting. The size of this knife makes it suitable for almost any task, from cutting meat to slicing a few vegetables. This Shun Premier utility knife also has the new handle and hand-hammered blade that are unique to the Shun Premier series. The handle is made from walnut-colored PakkaWood, which is a tough and long-lasting combination of wood and resin. The hand-hammered finish keeps food from sticking and stays sharp for longer because it has a hard VG-MAX steel core. Additionally, this Premier utility blade from Shun is clad with layers of stainless steel to prevent rust and damage.