The Shun Sora 6 inch utility knife has top-notch performance but without the top-notch price. The edge stays sharp for longer because it's made from VG-10 "super steel." The rest of the blade is made from stainless steel and they are welded together, so the expensive steel is used only where it's necessary. It also has a small layer of stainless steel on each side of the edge so it's protected against corrosion and other damage. The handle on this Shun Sora utility knife feels comfortable and is made from a long-lasting poly material. Made in Japan, this knife from Shun comes with a 10-year warranty with normal use and proper care.