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 7-in. 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 Flexible Fillet is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary designs. It shares the same D-shaped PakkaWood handle as the rest of the beautiful and versatile Shun Classic line. The Classic line 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.