The Korin Shiro-ko Hongasumi line is a great intermediate series for those looking for quality. Forged with white steel #2 which has a high carbon content, this knife will achieve an extremely fine edge. Higher level of craftsmanship provides the user a sharper blade that is easier to sharpen.
Bevel: Single Edged
Steel Type: White Steel #2 (Moisture and acidity will cause discoloration or rust)
For Left-Handed Customer
Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.