Made from CPM154 powdered stainless steel to always look good (with minimum maintenance), have great edge retention, and ease of sharpening.
The spine, although nicely tapered, retains strength and resists flex in this grind.
The profile is slightly altered from my usual 240mm gyuto pattern. The profile is a tad flatter, more aggressive with a lower tip, meant to be even faster than normal on the board.
The western (yo) handle is made from nicely figured AZ Ironwood, blond buffalo horn, and spacers for accent. The handle has been treated with a varnish/oil finish and has a wonderful silky smooth feel to it.
It is a full sized handle.
Note - the buffalo horn shows natural fissures at the front edge that have been sealed.
*Please see close up pictures for details.
This knife is ready to go to work right out of the box!