The Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives.
This one has highest wear resistance and toughness. Very good steel, and very popular choice for high end Japanese kitchen knives.
One of the best kitchen knife with more excellent durability of sharpness with special hardness like New Ceramic . We recommend any professional chef to use the one in their life.
The handle is made of Octagonal-shaped Rosewood with Black Packer Wood Ferrule for beauty and durability. (Please be noted that the ferrule is a natural product that may possibly be different from the image in color.)