The large surface area of the blade makes this knife great for slicing and scooping. Exotic Japanese steels allow the knife to hold its razor sharp edge longer without excessive re-sharpening. High density VG-10 super steel cutting core is clad with 32 layers of SUS410/SUS431 high-carbon steel,creating a beautiful Damascus clad knife. Extremely sharp 16 degree cutting edge results in less friction and faster performance. Comfortable D shape Pakkawood composite handles provide a sanitary, sure grip intended for right hand use. Handle length: 5; Weight: 7.47 oz. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan.