8" blade hand forged from high carbon, 52100 roller bearing steel. Heat treated to 62 Rockwell harness. Features a very thin flat grind for easy plunge cuts.
The handle is carved with a hexadecagon cross section, (there are 16 facets) from resin stabilized/hardened maple burl that has been lightly scortched. This is shape is similar to the common Japanese octogon, or "Wa", handles, but with the hard corners eliminated. The result is comfortable and secure feel with excellent indexing.