The handle features reinforced black wood with resin added in a high pressure environment. The thin profile of this Japanese knife along with its super steel makes for scalpel-like sharpness. The VG10 core steel measures at 60 Rockwell Hardness and thus has excellent edge retention. Same VG10 core steel as other more expensive Japanese knives.
However, it is constructed with less metal in the handle. As a result, this knife weighs less compared to full-tang knives but still has the razor sharp blade. This lightweight design suits home users or entry level chefs. This is an excellent knife for the price, great value.This knife is designed for dicing and slicing only. Like the majority of Japanese knives, it is. NOT DESIGNED FOR CHOPPING BONES. To avoid chipping, please do not cut frozen foods or bones. Tojiro knives are Made in Japan. Meticulously hand finished by experienced craftsmen. The Tojiro DP series offers a large selection of blade shapes and sizes to cover all your culinary tasks. Check out some of my other listings for more authentic Japanese knives! This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives". The seller is "swissmade700" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.