Power in the hand, beauty to the eye. Hand-forged by Joe Schrum of Halcyon Forge, this gorgeous 250mm / 9.84" chef knife is a kitchen workhorse, strong, sharp, weighted and balanced to perform the most demanding cuts, in style. The kasumi-finished san mai blade consists of wrought iron cladding with forge-finished flats and a core of clean, 1.2519% carbon steel. The grain in the ironwood handle and matching saya, crafted by Cody Paul, will give you goose bumps. An African Blackwood bolster provides the final touch. A truly impressive knife superbly built in Missouri.