The blade of this santoku was forged from a mighty bar of Austrian high carbon steel (1.2210). It is of "integral bolster" construction, meaning that the bolster, blafde and tang are all of one piece, and has plenty of distal taper. The oval handle is made from 3000 year old Anglian bog oak. This knife has quite a beefy blade, giving a "forward" balance very suited to pinch grip.
The steel is not stainless and the wood is a natural material, please see "care &guarantee" section at the bottom of the page before purchase.
Blade length: ca. 180mm
Heel height :ca. 49mm
Handle length (Including bolster): ca. 135mm
Balance point as pictured