This Yanagi Sashimi knife makes a great introduction to Masamoto knives. Masamoto Kasumi knives are made with quality craftsmanship. The blade is made of Hitachi White high carbon cutting edge core (ShiroKo) forging welded with a soft iron. Traditional Japanese Magnolia wooden handle with water Buffalo Horn bolster. Please note these knives will rust so you need to keep them dry. Comes with a saya.