The cutting edge has a beautiful Damascus layer of VG 5 high carbon steel and stainless steel. Made with 16 layers of VG5 high carbon and stainless steel for a beautiful Damascus knife that holds the sharpest cutting edge with easy maintenance.
VG 5 high carbon steel blade has 0.7 - 0.8 % carbon steel for the optimum edge hold and 13-15 % chromium for stain resistance, HRC 59
The surface of the blade has a Tsuchime pattern which is a unique Japanese design used for preventing food from sticking on the blade surface.
The Tsuchime pattern is created first by hand hammering the layered metal, then tampering it with heat.
Each of the Tsuchime knives has a unique hand hammered pattern.
Compressed wood handle with 3 rivets for the optimum balance and durability.