This is my rendition of a traditional Japanese Nakiri. Nakiri are purpose driven kitchen knives that are designed for processing vegetables. The blade is constructed of AEB-L steel hardened to 62 HRC. I performed all heat treating operations, including 2 cryogenic treatments. AEB-L is a great all around steel; especially in the kitchen! The handle is constructed from walnut and features a black spacer. The handle is an elagonated octagon that is very comfortable in the hand. The blade features a full height "plungeless" flat grind and a very fine hand rubbed satin finish. The blade was ground to about .005" prior to sharpening. Fantastic edge geometry! This is an outstanding cutter that is pleasure to use! - AEB-L - 62 HRC - Fine hand rubbed finish - Walnut handle - .093 - Full height "plungeless" flat grind - About 12.75" OAL, Actual cutting edge of about 6.8" - Razor Sharp $285 This price includes shipping and all fees. PayPal or money order preferred. PayPal Address: [email protected] Thanks for looking!