Our Gohumanosuke Yoshihiro Mioroshi-Deba has a beautiful Damascus pattern, Japanese Rosewood octagon handle with a Water Buffalo horn bolster affixed and a White Oak Saya cover. Like a Deba, it exhibits the characteristics to butcher a whole fish. It has a narrowed blade and thinner spine which allow for finer detailed work. This Gin-san Damascus is a high performing stainless steel. Its beautiful wavy pattern is developed by Yoshihiro master blade-smiths using traditional forge welding methods mixed with modern techniques and adding strengthening elements of Carbon, Chromium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon. The result is a knife that sharpens with ease and holds its edge. Yoshihiro's Gin-San Damascus is extremely user friendly, and is a popular blade choice for single-bevel knives among all ranks of chefs.