An absolute faultless range of knives from Shizu Homono in Seki Japan. The finish and fitup work on these knives is incredible. The D shaped handle fits beautifully in your hand even with a variety of grips. The fine profile in the blade from spine to edge, together with the accuracy and consistency of the forging process, has allowed these knives to take a remarkable edge. The 33 layers and the Aus 8 core hovering around the 60 Rockwell hardness, gives the Miyako range of knives a highly durable edge with the beautility to match.