These marking knives are made from Yasuki-Hagane, laminated white high carbon steel with an SK steel backing.
White carbon steel is easy to sharpen and produces a very sharp long lasting edge
The Japanese Kiridashi marking knives are of the finest quality. The laminated blades are hammer tone finished on the face and flat ground on the back side to register true against a marking gauge, with zero offset.
The back side of the business end also has a slight hollow grind for ease of lapping the back of the blade.
The cutting edge comes to a very fine point and is double beveled then polished to produce the legendary level of sharpness you expect from a Japanese edge tool.
Supplied in a plastic wallet.