Shiro Kamo knives are produced in Takefu Knife Village by Hand and are some of the finest knives coming out from the collective. Kamo works with a variety of materials; These knives have a powdered steel SG-2 core with a very high hardness rating, SG-2 being one of the most advanced stainless steels available in knife manufacturing. The core steel is sandwhiched between layers of stainelss steel with a damascus pattern. The knife features a deep reddish brown handle made from Sandalwood. These knives are good value for those wanting a knife made from powdered steel.
The idea behind the shape of the blade is that it encourages a straight up down chopping motion where the full blade length will come in contact with the chopping board and so go straight through the whole vegetable. There is no need to push and pull the knife horizontally through the chopping motion. European cooking tends to use a lot more chopped vegetables than in Japan.