Combining functionality with attractive appearance, the Shun Premier line provides optimum performance in the kitchen, with a unique look you won't find anywhere else. The beautiful hand-hammered finish VG-10, or "super steel" blades are made from various metals, giving them a rating of 61 on the Rockwell Hardness scale to ensure a sharp blade that last for longer. The knives also feature a single-sided, beveled edge with a hollow ground back that reduces the amount of friction produced while cutting, resulting in cleaner cuts and faster prep times with foods that won't become damaged while you're cutting. As the name implies, bread knives are designed for cutting bread, without squashing or mangling. This knife is backed by a manufacturer's lifetimelimited warranty.