The Masakage Kumo line is made with beautiful damascus steel and VG-10 stainless steel on the edge for great looks and easy care. The name Kumo means cloud and these blades have the appearance of a stormy, cloudy sky according to the blacksmith, Ikeda-san. The handles are octagonal shape and made with rosewood and pakka wood so they're great choices for both right and left hand users. Edge bevels on these knives are 50/50. HRC on these blades is about 61.