The Shun Premier 6 inch chef's knife is an attractive medium-sized knife for chopping vegetables and cutting meat. It's incredibly sharp and the hand-hammered finish on the blade helps food come off of the knife easily, similar to a hollow edge. This Shun Premier chef's knife also has a walnut-colored PakkaWood handle with a new comfortable shape that's a pleasure to hold. Additionally, the edge stays sharp longer because it uses the same hard VG-MAX steel as Shun's Classic series. This Premier chef's knife from Shun will resist damage from corrosion because it's clad with 34 layers of stainless steel.