Shun Classic, Shun Ken Onion and Shun Premier knives feature the highest quality materials and workmanship. Each blade is ultra sharp due to its VG 10 cutting core that registers 60-62 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. This means that the cutting edges stay sharp longer and require less sharpening. The blades are also sharpened to 16 degrees for easier slicing and cutting. All handles are made of hardwoods impregnated with resin to resist bacteria and for durability. Shun knives offer stunning beauty and unparalleled performance.