The blade has an extremely sharp cutting edge. It is made out o f Japanese SG2 Micro Carbide powder stainless steel, which is enveloped by 50 layers on one sid e with soft and hard stainless steel. This powdered steel contains a lot of carbon and has anunprecedented hardness of approximately 63 Rockwell. Powdered steel is used because it ensures a h igh degree of purity and strength. The resulting blade i s extremely hard, ensuring an exceptionally sharp cutting edge. The surface impresses with a
fascinating Damascus design pattern - a symbol of the highest quality knife and its signature, GOU 101 layers.
The handle is made out of FDA-approved black Canvas-Micarta PLUS, which is an odorless and enormously durable material made of resin and linen. The canvas material is dyed black and brilliantly
finished. This material lasts decades. The handle is attached tightly using three stainless steel rivets.｠The end of the handle is made of 18-10 stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability and balance. The trade mark‘ GOU’ is engraved on the grip end in a noble style.
37001 Santoku Knife 165mm RRP $429
37003 Paring Knife 80mm $239
37012 Small Santoku Knife 125mm $299