Item purchased will look different than item pictured due to variations in materials.
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.