The Shun DM0500 Ken Onion Damascus Blade Chef's Knife by Ken Onion offers complete comfort and control, designed by Ken Onion and made by Kai in Japan. Featuring 33 layers of Damscus steel. Feel the power of the first truly ergonomic chef's knife! This Shun Knife by Kershaw is designed by Ken Onion, one of the worlds top knife designers. This patent pending design features a special angled curved bolster and specially shaped handle that fits perfectly in the hand, releasing all tension in your arm. The extra curve on the blade allows for an easier flowing motion across the cutting board, and the tip allows for easier scooping. Combine all of this with the sharpest Japanese edge available, and you have perfection. The design of this knife will make you an immediate chopomatic in the kitchen.
Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed -- similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. ( Stand Not Included Used Discontinued Model has small crack on one of the rivets)