161 Layers SG2 (Micro-carbe) Stainless Steel. The core material is SG2 and covered by 80 layers on each side.
The beautiful handle is made out of FDA-approved red-black Canvas Micarta, which is an odorless and enormously durable material made of resin and linen. The canvas material is dyed red and brilliantly finished. This material lasts decades. The hand is attached tightly using three stainless steel rivets. The handle is supported by the high quality 18-10 stainless steel inside, which gives the knife outstanding stability and balance. The trade mark 'GOU' is engraved on the grip end in a noble style. The shape of the handle allows tireless working in all cutting techniques.
The blade core is made from ultra-hard Micro Carbide Powder stainless steel SG2 which is enveloped by 80 layers on both sides with soft and hard stainless steel. This powdered steel contains a lot of carbon and has an unprecedented hardness of approximinately 63 Rockwell.