The Misono Company is descended from one of Japanís great sword makers. While still producing ceremonial swords, Misono is now more famous for their excellent, thin blade cutlery, some of the finest in Japan. You can select from four of their best lines, each with different design, blade steels and bolster features. All the Misonos have the same handles made from natural wood for comfort and feel. They are impregnated with resin under high pressure and great heat to make them very durable and impervious to water.