We're thrilled to offer these excellent knives made by master blacksmith Teruyasu Fujiwara. Mr. Fujiwara's family has been making knives, swords and gardening tools for over a century and this wealth of bladesmithing knowledge is evident in his knives. The first line we are offering are his popular Nashiji line which translates to 'pear skin' and refers to the mottled look of the blades. The Nashiji line is made with Hitachi White #1 steel and heat treated at 64-65 rockwell and clad with stainless steel so you get great performance and ease of maintenance. We requested ho wood octagonal handles with buffalo horn ferrules so the handles do justice to the blades.