The knife used is a Kikuichi gyuto. I believe this stainless knife is VG10 or a similar steel. The video is short because the stone was done much faster than expected. Very impressive stone! A very hard stone, something a Shapton user would like who appreciates harder stones. A bit harder than the Ume 1k smaller stone or stones similar to it. Also razor users would find this attractive. People who like a muddy stone should look at the 1500 Nubatama stone instead.