17 layers of Damascus steel with a core of VG10. With its fine grain structure and great durability VG10 is one of the best modern stainless blade steels. Hand hammered (Tsuchime) pattern on the blade with the dimples providing an excellent aesthetic as well as the ability to easily release food that might stick to the blade. Hand hammering means each blade is unique.
Hand engraved with the Kikuichi chrysanthemum logo.