This traditional Japanese "sheep's foot" profile is available in multiple sizes and starts at $250. great for everyday use in the kitchen with a friendly, rounded tip. Best for chopping vegetables of all types, this knife is great for beginners and is also a must-have for experienced professionals. Hand-forged from 10 series High Carbon steel, Heat-treated for strength and triple-tempered for flexibility. Handle material varies by availability but is always carefully selected. Available in hardwood, stabilized wood, hybrid burl, and micarta. Happy to accommodate custom requests.