The core of the 8-inch (205mm) chef knife is Japanese special steel VG-10. The special makeup of VG-10 allows for a high hardness (58-61 HRC) without becoming brittle. This means our blade can take a very sharp edge and retain it for a long time, yet it also avoids chipping easily. This core is clad by 67 layers of Damascus stainless steel, giving it strength, corrosion resistance, as well as a beautiful, one-of-a-kind pattern. We balanced our knives right at the pinch point, so you intuitively use a blade grip (much safer, and much better control). The Damascus pattern, polished finish and a beautiful dark ebony wood handle all combine to create a work of art you'll be proud to have in your kitchen. Premium Gift- Safety blade guard protects knife for storage. It also comes with a elegantly gift box, very suitable as a gift to father, mom, wife or friends, who likes to cooking.