Trained by Japan's best knife maker, specialized in stainless clad white #1, that must lead to something beautiful and it does. Pure and raw are the key words when looking at these knives. Imperfection is proof of craft. Isamitsu excels in forging and sharpening the cutting surface very thin, the handle differs in shape, but is simple in execution: pentagon handle of Japanese elm, from the garden of Isamitsu. How far back do you want to go to base?