Shun DM0718 Classic 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Japanese Style Knife. The Shun Cutlery Classic knife features a VG-Max "super" steel blade core clad with 34 folded layers per side of stainless Damascus steel. The blade is ground and bead blasted to reveal the beautiful flowing pattern of the Damascus. Each side is sharpened to a 16 degree angle. Shun Classic 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Knife DM0718 Japanese Style Knives. The Hollow-ground indentations (Granton edge) allow the blade to glide through the food easily and smoothly.