The Sora series of knives is made in Japan. Proprietary blade technologu-permanently joins the VG-10 three-layer san mai edge to the Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where its needed most-on the cutting edge.Razor-sharp 16 degree edge each side, hand-sharpened.Traditional style handle of textured PP/TPE provides excellent grip, easy maintenance. If there is one knife every cook should reach for, its a chefs knife. This all-purpose bladeis fantastic for a variety of cutting tasks. Its perfect for slicing and dicing small to medium-sized fruits, vegetable and proteins. With its curvrd belly, the chefs knife can be gently “rocked” through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.