Ryusen Hamono Blazen Wa chef knife with 18 cm blade and perfectly redesigned Japanese octagonal handle. Blazen series are constructed out of a core of SG-2, sandwiched between 2 layers of stainless steel. The beautiful lines of damascus steel on the blade end up in a higher positioned Nashiji finish. Esthetically intriguing and in combination with the thin blade, it also provides little resistance while cutting. The combination of handle, weight, balance and the extremely thin and sharp cutting edge give tremendous comfort while cutting.