Yahiko white #2 Shimo. This line of Yahiko is from a single blacksmith that has been making blades of various sorts for 50 years. His specialty is actually sickles and he works in the shadow of Mt Yahiko. Hammer forged with White #2 steel, these nicely clad knives have a simple, sand blast finish which gives them a frosted appearance. The word Shimo means frosted in Japanese. The Shirogami #2 steel is hardened by the smith to about 61 Rockwell and he does this process in house and by experience. We hope you will enjoy this quality handmade line.