The Shogun Series 10.5” Sujihiki is the ultimate multi-purpose slicer. The sujihiki (translated literally as 'muscle cutter 'or 'flesh slicer') is also known as a double-bevel or Western-style yanagiba knife. Originally designed for cutting and removing muscles from meat with long draw cuts, the Sujihiki has evolved from its roots in Asian-style preparations, to mastering Western applications as a culinary warrior against all boneless proteins, vegetables and even bread, giving you paper-thin slices. Featuring high-carbon Japanese AUS-10V super steel, the narrow height of the blade minimizes friction while the double patterned Rock-Hollow divots create air pockets between the knife and your food, enhancing non-stick properties. Slice through roast beef, turkey, raw meats, and even prepare sushi with ease as the razor-sharp blade edge sails through flesh without sawing, preserving the quality and freshness of your ingredients. Hand-polishing reveals a magnificent visual pattern, Dalstrong Tsunami Rose’. The super-steel core possesses extra high carbon levels, allowing for scalpel-like sharpness with exceptionally long lasting edge retention. Each knife is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge at a staggeringly acute 8-10 degrees. The Shogun Series handle is meticulously constructed of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong military-grade inert and non-porous fiberglass-like material. It is highly impervious to both heat and moisture with life-long durability. The carefully engineered ergonomic handle is designed for superior hand control and comfort. while simultaneously being stabilized with an engraved end-cap for agile performance. To further enhance the beauty, an intricate copper mosaic pin adorns the center rivet. A premium -quality polymer Dalstrong PerfectFit saya (sheath) with embossed Dalstrong logo and pin is included with the set to ensure your blade is carefully protected.