Enso HD features a VG-10 steel cutting core for excellent edge retention with 37-layer stainless Damascus blades and a hammered (tsuchime) finish. The double bevel edge is for both right and left-handed users. The black canvas micarta handle is designed for a similar look and feel to wood without the worry of cracking. Enso has been crafting professional knives since 1932, combining the best of advanced technology with the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of traditional craftsmen. Enso continues to pursue new possibilities for kitchen knives in the new era, and to work on maintaining and improving manufacturing technologies to produce the highest quality products. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan with a lifetime warranty.