The KAI Shun Classic line is a stunningly beautiful line of cutlery features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without it's rusting problems. The Shun Classic's Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times. Shun Classics also feature our uniquely stable "D" shape handle design. The "D" shape rest precisely in the curve of the fingers as they curl around the handle. the asymmetrical bolster is ground out more on the right side to provide proper finger placement and an easy, secure grip. Shun Classics balance perfectly, with the pivot point just ahead of where the handle sweeps out of the blade. In addition, the PakkaWood® handles provide the beauty of genuine wood, but-since the wood is impregnated with a waterproof resin-they are as durable as plastic and dishwasher safe.