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.
A few years ago I got the bug for collecting (and using of course) Japanese knives. I have most of a set of the Tanaka Ironwood’s and to say the least they are brilliant,and along with the awesome service to a faraway island in "down under" by Mark,they have greatly impressed me.
The raw beauty and craftsmanship,balance,feel,ability to take and keep a razor like edge make them a good investment that one day my daughters shall have as much pleasure in using them as I do (but not yet - keep your hands well away girls!! :) ) Invest in any of his knives and I think you shall be very happy.