Ryusen Tanganryu knife - 32 Damascus layers covering a central core of VG10 knife steel.
The handle is a quality black and grey Micarta and is in a D grip style, which is very comfortable.
The Rockwell hardeness on this knife is around 60-62 HRC, for a durable edge.
The core of this knife is VG10 with 62 layers of nickel damascus stainless steel.
The Rockwell hardness is 61+ HRC and the blade is hand engraved.
Handles are black Pakkawood with 3 stainless rivets.
Ryusen has re-introduced the "Blazen" series of powdered high speed tool-steel blades at a hardness of HRC 61-63. The blade core is made of SG-2 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel, encased in SUS410L steel. The blade is now marked as Bu-Rei-Zen logo in Kanji, as opposed to the previous English language markings.
Blazen SG - 2 Super Gold
Ryusen Bonten, Hattori HD, Maruyoshi HD
Fine Japanese chef's knives to Australia since 2007