These Fukakuryu series are made out of 62 layers of stainless steel on the outside, with a ATS 314 core. The re-designed Japanese handle is made from maple wood and is designed with a comfortable thick spot around the bolster. This creates more feeling with the knife during cutting. The flat spots on both sides of the handle will ensure control and make it easy to cut in the right direction. This very thin and sharp blade is designed for refined and precise cutting.