The Mirrored Honyaki series is the TOP line of Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro brand that has been cultivated through a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan.
This mirror finished Shiroko or White Paper (Shirogami) #2 Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives.
Its blade is made through traditional Water Quenching Honyaki process, so the edge gets very hard and retains its sharpness for a long time.
The honyaki knives cannot be mass-produced. They are primarily for professional chefs and for the most important person because of the highest quality traditional-style Japanese knives.
Moreover, the blade has a special WAVE pattern is priceless, because it is made through the Water Quenching Honyaki process by hand. Please be noted that the WAVE pattern is never engraved, nor marked!