These Takayuki Ginsan Wa Gyutos have ebony wood handles and water buffalo horn ferrule. The blade is constructed from hard, stain-resistant Hitachi Yasuki Silver-3 (ginsan) steel core that's clad with a softer, more durable stainless steel on the outside. Also, the edge is ground with a 50/50 bevel, so it works well with lefties or righties. The blacksmith's name is Mr. Yamatsuka.
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