Japanese hand forged chef knife. 24 cm. In modern society, everything is rationalized and made efficient. However, workplaces of free hand forging are taking over traditional manufacturing process and everything has been processing by hand. Every single piece is made by hand and put craftsman’s skill in the every single process such as forging, edging and putting handle etc. They are all holy works to put their soul into 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.