Yoshihiro by Yamawaki have been producing knives in much the same way for over a century in Sakai Japan. Sakai knives are popular all around the world for their sharpness and usage sensation. The quality of steel, quenching and sharpening is what makes them. This particular blade of Gyuto 240mm is made from White Steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. White carbon steel enables the sharpest cutting edge for all users. This steel is frequently paired with a kurouchi finish and is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives. The beautiful octagonal handle is made from Magnolia wood.