The Premier series from Shun includes knives with hand-hammered blades of VG-10 “super steel”. There are 10 layers of high carbon steel on either side of Damascus in each Premier series blade. The hand hammering technique produces grooves or hollow ground cavities, which reduces drag and allows food to release from the blade more quickly. The ergonomic D shaped handle ismade from pakkawood in a handsome walnut finish. Pakawood is moisture resistant to maintain hygienic standards by preventing bacteria growth.