This 8″ Shun Premier Kiritsuke Knife is a great example of what’s possible when you combine features of Japanese usuba and yanagiba knives. Made with Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” cutting core and 64 layers of steel, this knife is built for maximum edge retention and corrosion resistance. The blade has a 16-degree angle with a double-bevel that’s flat ground for easy cutting, slicing and dicing. There’s also a hand-hammered finish and an ambidextrous walnut pakkawood handle for style and ease of use. This is one great chef’s knife whether you’re working with vegetables, fish or anything in between. Best of all, it’s on sale on Amazon right now for 30% off.