Kasumi Knives are produced by the Sumikama Cutlery factory in Seki Japan. Sumikama specializes in producing knives from the most advanced materials, with the most advanced manufacturing techniques. The Kasumi Damascus series is made from 32 layers of Damascus steel with a middle layer ultra hard steel. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge and it is made from VG-10, a high carbon steel for durability and ease of sharpening. The knife is bevelled with a 15 degree angle, creating an extremely sharp edge that measures up with the best Japanese knives. The knife is finished off with perfectly fitting, laminated wooden handles which rest on the tang of the knife. These are medium weight, with very hard blades.