This Honesuki is a rare 2 sided version so it will work well for lefties or righties. We have contracted with famed knife maker Yohikane to make these beautiful damascus knives under my Richmond brand. This line is made with high end stainless, san mai constructed with ATS314 on the edge and a beautiful damascus pattern on the blade. The steel has been hardened to HRC 61 and will perform better than many stainless steel blades on the market today. Edge on the knife is 50/50. The handle was done by our woodworker Isaiah Schroeder and is made with bubinga with a wenge ferrule. This line was made in Japan with my partner Yoshikane.