The Tsunehisa Nami AUS10 line is made with gorgeous polished Damascus blades and very nice solid oak handles.
The Tsunehisa 165mm Santoku featured here is made from AUS10 Stainless steel which is very similar to AEB-L. It's good stuff.
Santokus are general purpose knives and they're popular for a good reason. Home cooks love the combination of a tall blade that is on the short side for easy control. They are easy to handle and very responsive cutters. This knife has a fairly good flat spot from the heel transitioning into a subtle belly and a finely crafted tip. It is perfect for all styles of cutting.
The Damascus cladding on this knife is stunning. The high polish and bold Damascus pattern, combined with a sturdy octagonal handle, makes this knife stand out in a crowd.
Weight: 4.5 oz (130g)
Blade Length: 168mm
Overall Length: 310mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2mm
Blade Height at Heel: 47.5mm