Larger than a standard santoku, the Shun Classic "Sumo" Santoku is an astonishingly efficient slicing knife. The Sumo Santoku's blade is 30% wider and 1/2 in. longer than the standard Santoku. This wider blade allows effortless slicing of even thicker foods, such as potatoes or beets. The extra-wide blade also makes it easy to scoop up prepared food for quick transfer to the cooking pot or pan. This beautiful knife includes a bamboo stand for easy display on your kitchen counter. The Shun Classic Sumo Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.