Shun Classic Cleaver : Distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together for superior strength. Ergonomic D-shaped PakkaWood handle affords precision and control. Dishwasher-safe. 7.75" blade. About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. NSF approved.* Dishwasher safe. *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.