Formerly Minamoto Kotetsu. We are very excited to offer the Kotetsu Nashiji line of knives. They knives use Aogami #2 steel on the core with stainless cladding and a beautiful nashiji or "pear skin" finish. The knives offer a great value and have nice western pakka wood handles with stainless steel bolsters. Another exclusive offering by CKTG. There are no other US retailers currently offering this knife.