Our Tosaga Minicing Knife (Azumagata Nakiri) comes from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island where master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways. The maker hand hammers a layer of high carbon "white steel" between two layers of soft wrought iron. They are tempered to Rockwell c63 and will hold an edge far longer than any Western made knife. The handles are made from Ho wood. It has a curved edge to create a smooth rocking action for chopping and minicing all types of foods. Blade length: 6˝. Overall length: 11½˝. Shipped razor sharp with instructions for care.