If you love the “Santoku” design, this may become your new “go-to” culinary blade! It is 11.2 inches overall with a 6.7” blade and is 1.7” wide at its belly. The hand-forged Damascus steel is comprised of 26 layers alternating 1080 and 15n20 steel. This “go-to” knife feels light and nimble in your hand yet is balanced for effortless cutting. The handle scales are dyed and stabilized Maple Burl for a lifetime of beauty and durability. Free lifetime sharpening.