270mm sujihiki slicing knife with kurouchi finished iron clad #2 shirogami blade and red ebony D shaped handle.
Hand forged in Sanjo City Niigata by Mutsumi Hinoura, son of master smith Tsukasa Hinoura. Blade is an iron clad #2 shirogami (AKA white steel) with a black kurouchi finish (a dark carbon coating from the heat treatment forge) and a red ebony handle. These knives are ground with a wide primary bevel which provides a platform to thin the blade during sharpening.
This series is great for those who sharpen with Japanese whetstones, shirogami is very responsive to the stones and with it's fine grain gets incredibly sharp very easily.
It should be mentioned that extra care is required as this series is not stainless.