The wavy line along the forge weld is known as the "hamon" and was one of the judgment points of traditional Japanese swords.
10" long overall with an ebony composition handle, this knife has a particularly beautiful, lightly textured blade.
The knife has exterior layers of stainless steel forge-welded to a high-carbon steel core. The carbon steel central layer gives you a knife that will hold a razor edge, but has the easy maintenance features of stainless steel.
It is best sharpened on a 1000 grit water stone which uses ordinary tap water for flushing. (Do not use sharpening steels.)
Comes in a decorative presentation box.