Kanso knives from Shun are distinctive looking. A beautiful and sharp blade and unique rustic handle combine to give you great cutting performance and good looks! The Kanso style of Shun knives are all crafted in Japan. Their rustic wood handles are made from Tagayasan wood, which is the traditional wood used to make samurai swords! The Kanso blade has a heritage finish which is made with a special stainless steel to make the edge extremely sharp and also enable you to easily maintain this sharp knife edge. As with all Shun knives, Shun Kanso knives are backed by a lifetime warranty from Shun.