This is a Yoshihiro/VG-10 Hammered Damascus Stain Resistant Steel ,NSW sereis Japanese Chef's Knife/WA Gyuto Style, manufactured by one of the most famous workshop,Yoshihiro Cutlery Mfg.,Ltd. in Sakai/Osaka, Japan. This professional Knife model is made of VG-10 Stain Resistant Steel at the core of the blade, squeezed into 16 Layer Damascus Steel with traditional Japanese style Wooden Handle(Japanese Magnolia wood & Buffalo Horn Bolster).Beautifil Damascus pattern & Hammered Finish!!! We are pleased to inform you we ship your order directly from Sakai/Osaka to all over the World!!!