This handy chef's knife is born out of (as the name suggests) Japanese influences as well as materials and my home here in the Appalachian mountains.
The blade is my Laminated steel of 80CRV2 with 410 stainless sides. The core is radically distorted for an extreme shark's tooth core, flanked by forged texture remaining near the spine.
The handle is a unique hidden tang construction that reduces weight, while the black micarta spacer half swallows the blade....mostly cuz it looks cool. The handle is stabilized toasted curly maple with a nickel silver spacer, and some very defined angles and edges that really anchor your hand while in use.
Knife comes with a handmade leather blade sleeve.
Blade length 6.25" Overall: 11.4"