Tanaka Knives are all handmade, custom knives that are hot-forged with 32-layer damascus blades. The core blade is made from SG-2 Powdered Steel (HRC 62 and up). The handle is made of Ironwood. These are amazing knives made by a small blacksmith shop and are superior in sharpness and durability.
Incomparable. Fit and finish is perfect. The ironwood handle is one of the most beautiful handles you will ever see. Ironwood tends to be too heavy for a Japanese knife,but Tanaka solved the problem by making the handle slabs thin. Sharp out of the box. The SG-2 steel holds its edge and is easy to resharpen. If you can get your hands on one,buy it.
Agree 100% with WickedSharp. It is a fantastic knife and would recommend highly.