This Mcusta MC-0037C manual knife features an impressive Damascus steel handle with the Yoroi weave design. The blade is San Mai with a VG-10 steel core. The pivot pin teflon washer system makes the blade action silky smooth. Features an anodized pivot pin and ambidextrous thumbstud for one hand opening with liner lock. Includes a decorative woven Nishijin pouch. All these knives are hand finished, so the quality is of the highest caliber. MCUSTA Knives are true masterpieces combining traditional Japanese elements and craftsmanship with modern cutting-edge technology to create a "user friendly" pocket knife that is beautiful, unique and functional. Unlike most mass production knives which are die stamped each component of MCUSTA knives is laser cut for the ultimate in precision and fit. Every knife is then hand assembled and hand finished by an experienced craftsman. This process creates a superior knife at a reasonable price. MCUSTA stands for Machine Custom Knives! MyGoodKnife is an authorized dealer of Marusho Industry Inc (brand Mcusta Zanmai). All Mcusta knives at our stores are original and made is Seki city, Japan.