The Korin Kaguya (赫映) is made in the kurouchi forging style, where the blacksmith leaves a portion of the blade unpolished after the tempering process (yaki-ire). The kanji characters in Kaguya mean projection of flames, and alludes to the image of the blacksmith crafting this blade. In recent years, this austere blade exterior has become wildly popular for their unpretentiously chic aesthetic. Additionally, carbon steel blade enthusiasts in particular tend to appreciate how any discoloration is less noticeable. The 50/50 symmetrical blade is constructed out of white #2 carbon steel, then adorned with a traditional Japanese magnolia handle with a unique buffalo horn bolster.