Made in Japan, these Tamahagane knives have attractive blades that are made from a hard steel core clad with stainless steel for longer knife life. The stainless steel on the outside helps protect the knife from moisture damage and corrosion. Also, the core helps the knife keep a sharp edge for longer because it is made from hard VG5 steel. These amazing knives from Tamahagane also have beautiful hardwood handles with a full tang. These knives fit right into your hand and have a balanced feeling that you'll love. Knives by Tamahagane come with a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care.