The Shun Reserve Hollow Ground 9.5 Slicing Knife slices meat cleanly for a juicier, more delicious cut. The Shun Reserve line features full-tang Western-style knives clad with 32 layers of nickel silver/stainless flowing ladder Damascus. SG2 steel cutting core is incredibly hard and dense, allowing for a thinner blade sharpened to a 16º angle with excellent edge retention. Full-tang, riveted construction provides power and precision with the strength and perfectly-balanced weight preferred by lovers of Western-style knives. Charcoal and crimson PakkaWood ergonomic handles feature inlaid mosaic crest. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. Handle length: 5.5. Weight 7 oz. Made in Japan.