Great knife for the value. It's pretty thin all around perfect for veggie chopping. Good balance and has very nice hammered finish.
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Masutani kitchen knives are hand-forged in Echizen, Japan, and offer exceptional value.
The blades are 17-layer damascus-clad VG10 stainless steel.
The handles are partial-tang with riveted pakka wood scales. Partial-tang knives have a more neutral balance than wa-handle knives.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.