A complete range of excellent professional quality knives. The Western style black pakka wood handle compliments a laminated double bevel stainless steel blade with a cutting core of VG10 steel. Rockwell hardness 61 HRC. Made in Miki City. This laminated preparation knife is the traditional vegetable knife in Japan. It is ideal on larger vegetables such as butternut squash. It also perfect for shredding lettuce and cabbage due to its deep rectangular blade. This knife if often mistaken for a meat cleaver due to its shape however it is still a knife and should be used in the same way.