This knife is hand-forged using traditional methods in Sakai-city, which is widely recognized for the region's more than 600-year history of knife forging.
The blade consists of 17 layers of hammered damascus steel which, in addition to being incredibly beautiful, has the property of protecting the core against rust and wear.
The core itself consists of the hard VG10 steel developed by Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd. The VG10 core steel consists of a composition of very pure raw materials, which provide exceptional qualities when it comes to hardness, sharpness and wear resistance.
On the recognized Rockwell scale, the VG10 steel measures a hardness of 60-62 HRC, which is significantly higher than typical kitchen knives.