This Damascus blade is comprised of 45 layers that consist of a combination of Nickel, SUS410, and J1 stainless steel. This layering gives the blade a unique appearance and helps protect the core material from staining and rusting. The core steel is high carbon Swedish steel giving the knife an excellent cutting edge, and has a Rockwell hardness of 60. The Wa-style handles are D- shaped and made from rose wood with an ebony ferrule. This series is a fine example of Kikuichi’s respect for traditional Japanese craftsmanship and quality.
• 7" blade.
• Rosewood handle.