Haruyuki Goma knives are no nonsense, attractive worker knives. Made with VG10 stainless steel, they never last too long when we get them at the shop. We highly recommend these knives as an introduction to Japanese steel, and make excellent culinary grad gifts.
VG10 is a steel that was designed for making knives, and when put in the hands of a reputable knife maker, can yield amazing sharpness. The high carbon content makes it super easy to sharpen, and allows it to hold an edge much longer than its European counterparts.