Mcusta Zanmai Classic features a beautiful 33-layer Damascus design, encased with a high quality 'super steel' VG-10 core for ultimate sharpness and long lasting edge retention. 60-61 Rockwell blades display hardness, toughness, and flexibility. The 9-12° blade angle is finished in Zanmai's perfect Hamaguri V-Cut form, making it incredibly sharp and the ideal structure to cut food effortlessly. Engraved stainless steel end cap adds balance. The black pakkawood handle is triple-riveted and accented with red spacers and a traditional Japanese decorative pin. Handcrafted in Seki city, Japan.