Shun Classic Alton's Angled 8-inch Chef's knife. The unique 10 degree handle angle is the result of the collaboration between Shun and star of the Food Network's Good Eats show, celebrity chef Alton Brown. Not only does the design keep knuckles off the cutting board, but the natural curve created between the blade and the user's arm also make controlling the blade even easier and more precise. This 10 degree angled is the only difference. Otherwise these are Shun Classic kitchen knives. Same clad VG-10 steel blade, same "D" shaped handle, same razor-sharp edge and precise handling. It's just a brillian new angle on some already brilliant knives.