The Shun Classic line of knives have a tasteful and contemporary design that feature a beautiful Damascus clad blade with a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handle. Each Shun Classic knife has a stainless steel bolster and end cap. Shun's VG-Max core is Damascus clad with 16 layers of SUS410 / SUS431 stainless steel on each side. The result is that each Shun Classic knife sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. Shun Classic also offers the widest assortment of both traditional blade shapes and cutting edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task. Hand washing and drying recommended.