Our Powdered Daisu Stainless Japanese Steel knives are handcrafted with extraordinary skill. It is forged of the highest quality steel according to the traditional methods used in ancient Japanese sword making by our master artisans of incomparable skill, some of which have over 50 years of experience. Powdered Daisu Stainless Japanese Steel uses traditional method of craftsmanship blended with modern metallurgy. Forged from a single piece of Powdered Daisu Stainless Japanese Steel with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63, the steel is prized for its excellent edge retention and stain-resistant feature that requires low maintenance and is noncorrosive. Powdered Steel is forged at high temperatures to evenly disperse the metallic elements to create a steel composition that is durable enough to be used in industrial machinery and power tools. This Gyuto comes equipped with an elegant rosewood handle with a full tang for a balanced comfortable grip. The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chef's knife known as a Gyuto knife. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chef's knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmer's market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.