Sometimes just the right amount of flex in your blade steel makes filleting fish easier. The knife conforms to the ribs of the fish, removing meat from bones quickly and easily. Removing skin from meat is easier, too. It works well for boning and trimming out poultry and other meat as well. The whole idea is more food with less waste (and, of course, you would make stock from the bones and leftovers, too). Shun Classic's very hard VG10 steel doesn't have that kind of flexibility, so the Shun Classic Flexible Fillet is made of AUS8A, a high-carbon stainless steel that offers strength, hardness, and wear resistance, as well as a small amount of flex.
The Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary 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.
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood