Kuri Kogatana is usually used as tool to cut in wood or leather. But i find this fine and very precision blades to work super nice for other tasks in the kitchen too. They are super sharp as razors. This one is made from White 2 steel in Sanjo by Etudou blacksmith handmade and forged. Fit and finish of that blade is very good spine is rundet saya is made from ver nice Ho wood ! Very clear and haze lamination line !