Curved Blade Kitchen Knife

  • Sugg. Price $150 $213 Our Price $99.95 $169.95
    Indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing, Shun's chef's knives feature supersharp blades and comfortable handles that provide strength and control. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Long, slightly curved blade is efficient for both slicing and chopping. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $76 Our Price $59.95
    In its seventh generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. Slender, curved boning knife excels for separating meat from the bone and trimming fat. Ideal for boning meats and poultry. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany.
  • $99.95
    This set of Laguiole Jean Debost steak knives comes complete with a wooden block, making it an impressive collection for entertaining. The Jean Dubost company, founded in 1920, chooses the best steels and materials in order to provide Laguiole products 100% made in France. Each knife is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel, with the utmost respect for the cutlery tradition. Set includes six steak knives and a beechwood storage block. High-quality stainless-steel blades offer superior durability, stain resistance and a pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Handles of molded resin or polished stainless steel. Made in Laguiole, France.
  • Sugg. Price $30 Our Price $27.95
    Preferred by culinary professionals worldwide, this commercial-quality Swiss knife is perfect for everything from boning a chicken breast or leg of lamb to trimming a tenderloin. Its slender, semi-flexible blade provides exceptional control and precision to ensure maximum yield. Mirror-polish high-carbon stainless-steel blade is laser-tested for unrivaled sharpness. Durable, lightweight Fibrox handle is textured for a secure, nonslip grip. Made in Switzerland by Victorinox, manufacturers of the original Swiss Army knives. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for commercial kitchens. Dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Sale $59.99 $63.99
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes six steak knives in an open wooden box featuring the Laguiole logo. Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Red and Teal. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Sale $59.99 $63.99
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes six steak knives in an open wooden box featuring the Laguiole logo. Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Red and Teal. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Sale $59.99 $63.99
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes six steak knives in an open wooden box featuring the Laguiole logo. Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Red and Teal. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • $99.95
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes four steak knives and a wooden storage case. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with three stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Knives coordinate with our Laguiole flatware. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $137 Our Price $109.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This boning knife curves upward at the tip, a blade shape that facilitates cutting around the bones of meat and poultry. Narrow, curved blade efficiently removes meat from the bone. Sharp, tapered point ideal for trimming fat and cutting tendons. Forged blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $240 Our Price $149.95
    Cuisinart—legendary innovator of food processors for the American kitchen—has extended its expertise to precision cutlery. The Normandy collection features high-carbon stainless-steel blades made to retain a razor-sharp edge and textured, oval-shaped handles for an easy grip. This set is configured for home cooks who need a comprehensive range of cutlery, including eight forged steak knives along with a sharpening steel for regular honing. 3cr13 high-carbon stainless-steel blades have superior hardness for holding a sharp edge. Precision-tapered ground blades narrow gradually to an extremely sharp fineness. Strong, seamlessly curved bolsters provide stability and control. Ergonomically designed handles with textured surfaces provides comfort while working. Blades and handles are welded together, ground and polished by hand. Low-profile storage block fits under cupboards or where space is limited. 19-Piece Set includes: 2 3/4" bird's beak paring knife 3 1/2" paring knife 5" santoku 5 1/2" serrated utility knife 7" santoku 8" chef's knife 8" slicing knife 8" serrated bread knife 8" hollow-handle sharpening steel Eight 4 1/2" steak knives Stainless-steel shears 18-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $825 Our Price $399.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Blades are precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handles are made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany. 7-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5" serrated utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" double-serrated bread knife. 9" honing steel. Stainless-steel pull-apart kitchen shears. 17-slot acacia wood storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $582 Our Price $419.95
    Barbecue chefs can bring Shun Classic knives along to picnics, tailgates and camping trips with this travel-worthy collection. Included are three key blades proven for boning, slicing and serving grilled meats, along with a nylon knife roll for easy portability. An ideal set for keeping near the outdoor grill – and an excellent gift for Dad. Honesuki and Boning/Fillet Knife: VG-MAX "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Brisket Knife: High-performance Japanese AUS10A steel blade has hollow-ground indentations for smooth slicing. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Heavy-duty nylon knife roll has 8 slots for knives. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Knives handcrafted in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 4 1/2" honesuki. 6" boning/fillet knife. 12" brisket knife with beechwood saya (sheath). Nylon knife roll Please note: Knife roll is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $168 Our Price $89.95
    Our special set gives you two excellent knives, a 2 3/4" fluting and 3" paring, for precision tasks like trimming, peeling, mincing and creating garnishes. The high-carbon steel blades feature an acute edge angle that cuts with razor sharpness. 2 3/4” fluting: Handy for peeling and mincing shallots, garlic and herbs as well as trimming vegetables and fruit. 3" serrated paring: Compact curved blade cuts easily through tough, slippery skins and rinds—ideal for tomatoes and citrus. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Ergonomic handles are fade-resistant polymer with rounded edges for a comfortable fit that feels like an extension of your hand. Set of two includes 2 3/4” fluting and 3” serrated paring knives. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $352 Our Price $139.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Set includes 6" chef's knife and 3 1/2" paring knife. Blades are precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handles are made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $143.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Double-serrated blade slices crusty breads with fewer crumbs and without tearing or compressing soft interiors. Blade is precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handle is made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $119.95
    Taking its name from the Japanese for "supreme," Shun's Gokujo is designed to be the ultimate knife for boning and filleting. Its long curved blade, reminiscent of traditional samurai swords, allows you to separate meat from bone using one precise cut, and the knife's optimal control and maneuverability ensure maximum yield. 6" blade. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $1,065 Our Price $799.95
    Named after the Japanese word for "connection," Zwilling's Kanren collection unites German engineering with Japanese craftsmanship. Hand-honed Honbazuke blades slice, dice, chop and carve with scalpel-like sharpness thanks to high performance carbide stainless steel. Triple-riveted Micarta handles feature Zwilling's signature curved bolster, promoting a secure grip and comfortable, fatigue-free cutting. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife. 5 1/2" prep knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. Twin Select kitchen shears. Diamond sharpening steel. 12-slot acacia storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. Includes four of the most commonly used knives, plus shears, a sharpening steel and storage block, making it a perfect starter set. 48-layer Damascus-style blades are hand honed in high performance stainless steel for remarkable corrosion-, stain- and chip–resistance. Zwilling's signature curved bolster and black linen Micarta handle are ergonomically designed for safe, comfortable handling. BPA-free. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $212 $290 Our Price $139.95 $183.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Blade is precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handle is made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $79.95 Sale $59.99 $63.99
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes six steak knives in an open wooden box featuring the Laguiole logo. Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Red and Teal. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $194 Our Price $154.95
    In Japanese kitchens the kiritsuke reigns supreme as the master chef's most essential knife. This all-purpose knife has a clipped tip, making the long, hollow-ground blade easy to handle. Put it to work for thin slicing of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables, such as julienne, dice and brunoise. The gently curved blade works well for rocking cuts, too. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $79.95
    Zwilling's Rock &Chop set gives you two of the kitchen's most versatile blades ­– a 5 1/2" prep knife and a 7" hollow-edge santoku – for peeling, slicing, trimming and chopping. The Twin Signature collection combines excellent value with the legendary craftsmanship of Zwilling J.A. Henckels, German knife makers since 1731. Set includes 5 1/2" prep knife and 7" hollow-edge santoku. Blades are precision-stamped from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Zwilling’s patented Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Santoku has hollow-ground blade depressions that reduce friction and minimize sticking. Smooth polymer handles are triple-riveted to the full-tang blade and ergonomically shaped for comfort.
  • $99.95
    The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the French village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Resembling original models that were made to fold and fit in a pocket, our knives are crafted by the Dubost family of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole cutlery and flatware on the market. Each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel in the hand. Set includes four steak knives and a wooden storage case. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade with serrated edge cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of molded resin with three stainless-steel rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Knives coordinate with our Laguiole flatware. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $600 Our Price $289.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Set includes four 4 1/2" steak knives. Blades are precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handles are made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $474 Our Price $299.95
    With this superb German-made set from Wüsthof, carving a roast is a pleasure. The knife’s curved high-carbon-steel blade allows you to follow the contours of meat on the bone. The sturdy carving fork holds meat securely in place. Set includes an 8" carving knife and a 10 3/4" carving fork in a black wooden box for presentation and storage. Knife’s curved blade facilitates carving around the bone; hollow-ground depressions reduce friction for even slicing. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Curved fork holds meat in place for steady carving and slicing. Each piece is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy of high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Knife has a recessed bolster that facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handles are made of smooth polypropylene. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $400 Our Price $319.95
    The unique curved blade of this Japanese knife deftly works around the bone and flesh of meat, poultry and fish. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blade’s core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • $99.95
    In the heart of the French countryside, the Dubost family has been creating fine cutlery for four generations. The design of these steak knives was inspired by a shepherd's tool first manufactured in the village of Laguiole in the 19th century. Made of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other Laguiole flatware on the market, each is hand polished and finished for a difference in quality you can really see and feel. Set includes four 4 1/4" steak knives and a wooden storage case. High-quality, heavy-gauge stainless steel provides superior durability and stain resistance and pleasing heft. Slightly curved blade cuts easily through meat. Bolsters are decorated with a tiny bee, a symbol of France's Laguiole region. Handles of polished stainless steel with three visible rivets. Individually polished and finished by hand. Knives coordinate with our Laguiole flatware. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. 
  • $29.95
    The ideal tool for cutting and breaking down poultry, these powerful shears by Wüsthof make skinning, cutting and carving easy. The ergonomically shaped, nonslip handles provide a secure grip while the stainless-steel blades provide plenty of strength. An internal spring makes cutting a breeze, and a built-in safety lock protects against injury. Perfect for cutting, skinning and carving chicken, turkey, duck or goose. Made with curved, sharp stainless-steel blades. Ergonomically shaped, nonslip handles provide secure grip. Internal spring makes cutting easier and won't pop out. Safety lock prevents unexpected opening of blades to protect against injury.
  • Sugg. Price $300 Our Price $199.95
    Named after Tokyo’s Shima Steakhouse, famous for serving some of the finest beef in the world, these distinctive steak knives are handcrafted of a premium Japanese high-carbon stainless steel. The 16˚ razor-sharp edge cuts with remarkable precision, retaining the meats flavor far better than serrated steak knives. Set of four steak knives. Crafted of Japanese high-carbon stainless steel for excellent cutting performance and sharp edge-holding capability. Mirror-polished, slightly curved blade ensures easy, precision slicing. Full-tang construction provides balance in the hand and strength for the task. Fully riveted handle scales are made of ebony PakkaWood with a decorative inlay. Contoured handle design tapers toward the blade to provide a comfortable grip for precise cutting control. 5"-long blade; 4 3/8"-long handle. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $213 Our Price $169.95
    In Japanese kitchens the kiritsuke reigns supreme as the master chef's most essential knife. This all-purpose knife has a clipped tip, making the long blade easy to handle. Put it to work for thin slicing of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables, such as julienne, dice and brunoise. The gently curved blade works well for rocking cuts, too. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $119.95
    Traditionally used by Japanese chefs for filleting fish, the deba knife also excels for precision slicing of meats and poultry. The curved edge promotes a rocking motion that works well for chopping fruits, vegetables and meats too, making this an exceptionally versatile knife in the kitchen. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $107 Our Price $84.95
    Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. Named for its resemblance to a bird's beak, this short, curved blade excels for the intricate work of cutting garnishes and trimming and turning small vegetables. Short blade is curved for creating intricate cuts or prepping small, spherical produce. VG-MAX "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $149.95
    This Japanese boning knife ( gokujo ) makes quick work of boning and filleting meats and fish. The narrow, curved knife maneuvers close to the bone, so it's easy to part meat from bone, while the fine tip gets in between joints. The rigid 5" blade sails through fish to remove bones and skin. This super-sharp knife is also superb for trimming meats and slicing fillets. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft.