The Shun Premier 5-1/2" Nakiri knife is an exceptionally styled and durable piece of cutlery. The nakiri is a cleaver for your vegetables, offering heft and a razor sharp blade for easy chopping, dicing, and mincing. The hammer marks on the blade act like the grooves on a hollow ground knife, reducing friction and preventing food from sticking. The blade has a core of VG10 stainless steel for precision and durability. The beautiful PakkaWood handle is oblong and slightly curved to meet the contours of your hand. The Premier Chef's Knife is suitable for almost any kitchen task, from chopping onions to slicing fat.