Introducing the Richmond Ginsan Laser. This knife is manufactured to my specifications in Sanjo, Japan, made by the same blacksmiths who do my popular Aogami Super steel lasers. These knives are done with high grade Ginsan steel which is also called Silver 3 steel or G-3 steel. Ginsan sharpens well and is fully stainless. These are mono steel knives and take quite a bit of work to produce. Once you try it we think you will agree that this knife offers exceptional value and we hope you enjoy cutting with it for years to come. Stay sharp! Mark Richmond - CKTG.