Yahiko knives are an exclusive line for CKTG and is named after the mountain and shrine on the west coast of Japan where the knives are manufactured. We're always on the hunt for great bang for the buck knives and these are some of the best values on our website currently. Made of VG-10 steel, the blades are nicely heat treated to 60 Rockwell and precision ground for excellent cutting performance. The handles are made in house out of several popular domestic hardwoods. Our top recommendation for a a entry priced, stainless wa gyuto!