Handmade kiritsuke knife by Mr. Hideo Kitaoka. Shirogami steel, 11 layers. Handle made from Japanese magnolia wood, which has good water resistance and smooth surface. Hideo Kitaoka in Takefu, Fukui Province specializes in the production of high-quality single-edged kitchen knives. Please, use your carbon knives carefully. It is not recommended for such knives - to wash in dishwasher, to leave it in water, to clean by acid liquids, to cut acid fruits like lemon. Hand-dry your knife: This should be done immediately after washing with a clean dishtowel. Rub with mineral oil. If you notice any rust spots, rub a light layer of mineral oil and let dry.