Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, this Shun Premier Four Piece Steak Knife Set possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. The blades are made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. The striking hammered finish (? Tsuchime? in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block. Set includes: Four TDM0711 - 5"(12.7cm) Premier Steak Knives Features: VG10 cutting core Pattern Damascus clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless 16-degree convex ground blades Oblong PakkaWood Handles Hammered finish releases food easily when cutting.