This top range of multi-layered knives are beautiful. Stunning knives with fantastic performance. The central cutting core of VG10 is surrounded by 64 layers of steel giving them the famous woodgrain appearance. These knives have a Rockwell hardness of 60-61 HRC and have black pakka wood handles. Made in Echizen city. This small/medium multi-layered preparation knife is perfect for smaller vegetables, fruit, boneless meats and fish. For a deeper version of this knife see Suminagashi Santoku SU150S.