This series is a fusion of elegant design, cutting-edge technology and century-old craftsmanship. Blades with a core made of FC61 encased in 48-layer Damascus steel. FRIODUR ice-hardened, meaning they are extremely hard and robust. The blade is honed on both sides using the Honbazuke technique to create the ultra-sharp finish typical of Japanese blades. Every blade is honed by hand at a razor-sharp angle of 9.5° to 12°. The elegant black pakkawood handles feature a steel end cap with a red trim, adding an extra hint of the foreign to this exotic knife series. Blade and handle are perfectly balanced so that the user can cut and chop food with no trouble at all.