Sugimori hand forged knives are some serious ass kicking knives.The VG10 core of these knives is clad (wrapped) in a very attractive stainless steel with a nashiji finish. You can see the craftsmanship in every knife through the layers of steel that are exposed.
The cutting core is composed of high-tech VG-10 steel. VG-10 is a common steel used to forge knives in Japan. It gets lots of praise by big wigs in the steel biz, and is reputed for being an extraordinary performer. Sugimori knives are forged in Niigata city, a hub for international trade.
All knives are fixed with a handle made from Micarta . Micarta is a super durable laminate material that is said to be almost indestructible. Common uses of these laminates are as electrical insulators, and knife handles. *These knives have a bit of heft to them, and are definitely not for the cook looking for a lightweight knife.*
KNIFE SPECS: Steel Type: VG10 HRC: 60:62 Western Handle: Micarta with bolster