These knives are made with a kasumi (laminated) blade of Yasuki Shirogami (white steel) supported by softer steel.· Shirogami is prized for having the best edge-holding ability of knife steels.· These knives are capable of holding an extremely fine edge. Each blade is hand-forged by some of Japan’s most experienced craftsmen in Sakai. Each knife is certified by the Sakai cutlery association as being a traditional Japanese handmade knife.
Traditional Japanese magnoliawood handles with buffalo horn caps. Wooden scabbards are available for these knives and it is highly recommended that you purchase them together to ensure proper fit as each knife is slightly different. Proper care is required to prevent chipping and rusting.
Each knife is made-to-order so expect about a 3-month waiting period.