This 8.5" Gyuto is hand crafted from AEB-L stainless steel that has been heat and cryogenically treated and to 61 HRC. The handle is a made from Bluejay G-carta from G.L Hansen and Sons. It is accented with Black micarta pins and G10 liners. The blade is finished with a machine satin and is shaving sharp. A great addition to any kitchen and a fantastic gift for the chef or foodie in your life. Pick this versitile knife up today!