Hollow grooves offer reduced friction resulting in less damage to food. 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: 220ml Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved for professional use. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan.