The Shun Premier 7 inch Asian Chef's Knife is also known as a gyuto, the equivalent of a chef's knife in Japan. It has a narrower blade profile than the traditional Western chef's knife and is lighter and more nimble. This knife is sure to become a go-to knife for food preparation tasks, as it is ideal for meat, fish and vegetables. 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.