The Misono Company is descended from one of Japan's great sword makers. While still producing ceremonial swords, Misono is now more famous for their excellent, thin blade cutlery, the finest in Japan You can select from four of their best lines, each different design, blade or bolster features. All the Misono's 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.
This steel has more chrome which makes it harder and allows a sharper edge but with good re-sharpening properties. Ice hardened and tempered to Rockwell 60° for strength and durability. Standard bolster.