These western style yo-kuma blades are the perfect knife for someone after that familiar full tang knife feel, but want that superior edge retention that Japanese steel is famous for.
SRS-15 is a powder tool steel that was designed for precision tools like drill bits. PM steel has undergone quite a lot of refinement over the last few generations, resulting in clean steel with very even particle and grain structure. It has just enough chromium to make it stainless; tungsten and vanadium for strength and durability, and molybdenum for wear resistance.
All knives in this line have full tang "western style" handles made from pakka-wood. Pakka-wood is made from recycled wood that has been injected and pressed with resin, so they are super tough and non-porous.