Misono knives are made in Seki City, Japan which is famous for making high quality kitchen knives. We are offering their top of the line Misono UX 10 series knives, which feature their exclusive Sweden stainless steel which is rust free and maintains its edge longer than most traditional chef's knives. The steel has a Rockwell Hardness of HRC59 to 60. The full tang is riveted to pakka wood scales with a nickel silver bolster. This combination produces an original, streamlined design that looks as good as it performs.