Item purchased will look different than item pictured due to variations in materials.
In addition to having your knife performance tuned before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $12-$50 value)
Blade: Double-bevel deba style. Hitatachi White #1 Core, laminated with mild steel. Blade has a hairline fracture near the choil due to quenching, but blade under full warranty
Handle: Custom octagonal maple burl with ironwood ferrule, cap and spacers.
Carter Cutlery knives rival the best Japanese high performance knives.
Murray Carter is an ABS master bladesmith and the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. His knifes are forged with strict adherence to Japanese blacksmithing techniques, allowing him to manipulate steel to its highest potential.
We have travelled to Japan with Murray Carter and also learned knife-making from him at his forge in Oregon, and can personally attest to his talent and status as one of the world's elite makers.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.