The Shun Classic 7" Rocking Knife features an innovative shape so you can more easily slice herbs, garlic, and other small vegetables. The broad, curved blade allows you to rock the blade over food, a motion that exerts maximum pressure. The blade has a VG10 steel core wrapped in 16 layers of Damascus stainless steel and a super sharp 16-degree cutting edge. A bead-blasting process creates the beautiful Damascus wood grain pattern, which also reduces friction and prevents food from sticking to the blade. A D-shaped PakkaWood handle, the perfect shape for fingers to grip, backs the blade. As a whole, this knife is durable, corrosion resistant piece of cutlery. There's no limit to what you mince and chop with this knife, from green onions to dried herbs.