If you ask Japanese Knife enthusiasts most would say Tojiro DP dominates the low cost market for Japanese knives. We don’t disagree. However, we have been searching for a small step up in price and big step up in performance and we have found it. Stainless cladding on Blue #2 Steel is a brilliant combination to create a low maintenance knife which holds the performance of a carbon steel knife. All knives that hold our name are professionally sharpened by Zach Peters from Whetted Edge Sharpening. Zach uses Japanese Whetstones, and painstakingly handcrafts each edge so you can experience a shocking out of the box experience, guaranteed. If you don’t agree we will buy it back, no questions asked.