Hand forged 210mm Kiritsuke Gyuto with 405 stainless steel cladding, tsuchime hammer markings (jigane) and a hard SKD tool steel core (higane) making the cutting edge. With 'D' shaped Japanese Magnolia handle with water buffalo horn ferrule.
SKD was originally formulated for metal cutting applications and holds a razor sharp edge for a long time, it is tempered to HRC 64. These knives can be sharpened at a very low angle making for very smooth cutting. For the degree of edge life and toughness of this steel it sharpens very easily.
The core of this knife is Semi-Stainless. It shoud be kept dry when not in use to avoid rust.