Suncraft Bamboo knives blend the best of Eastern and Western culture, styles, and materials. These knives have Eastern shaped handles that are ergonomically designed and and made of carbonized bamboo. These handles are then attached to a high-carbon molybdenum-vanadium, stainless alloy blade that has been tempered to 59 HRC on the Rockwell Hardness Scale, and then honed to a razor-like sharpness. This series of knives brings together the best of Eastern knife shapes (usuba, deba and yanagi) and Western knife shapes (chef knife, paring knife, and serrated bread knife). Suncraft Bamboo knives come highly recommended by Master Sharpener Charlie Robertson and Chef Pietro Leeman, founder of the successful restaurant Joia in Milan, Italy.