Chef knives are known as the perfect go-to all-around knife to handle just about any task, and the Shun Reserve Chef knife is no exception. You’ll find yourself reaching for this classic time and time again for just about every job in the kitchen. Shun Reserve perfectly marries the desire for the ultra-sharp Japanese blade with the weightier feel that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this extraordinary line of kitchen knives-from the weightier blade that provides powerful, precision cutting-to the contoured handles that fit the hand like a glove to provide cutting control; Each knife is a work of art. The blades boasts an incredible ladder Patterned Damascas that is stunning visually, while the dark charcoal PakkaWood handles with red striations dazzle in or out of the knife block. Each feature is chosen for its beauty, as well as its benefit. Shun Reserve knives feature ultra-premium SG2 micro carbide steel cutting core, offering the highest level of performance. SG2 steel has an extremely dense grain structure and purity enabling it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. Each knife has 32 layers of nickel/stainless Pattern Damascus surrounding the SG2 cutting core for weight, strength and durability. Reserve knives feature full tang, resin-impregnated, riveted PakkaWood handles that offer increased strength. The charcoal PakkaWood handles are unmatched in beauty with the crimson striations and inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. There is a knife for every job around the kitchen. You’ll appreciate the Reserve’s ultra-sharp cutting edge that you’ve come to expect from Shun knives, while falling in love with the weight and feel that lends itself to traditional Western-style knives. Beauty and innovation-expect nothing less from Shun.