The Shun Premier U-2 ultimate utility knife is great for many different uses. It is a combination of a spatula and a serrated utility knife. It's great for slicing sandwiches, salami, sausage, tomatoes, and even for spreading butter or mayonnaise. It also has a beautiful finish on the exterior that's a result of 34 layers of stainless steel clad to the outside that has been hand-hammered. The handle is made from an attractive walnut-finished PakkaWood. Made in Japan, Shun Premier cutlery includes a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care.