Ran means ‘The Excellent’ in Japanese. The core material VG10 "super steel" is composed of Cobalt, Molybdenum, Vanadium and Carbon. VG10 stainless steel is clad with 34 layers of soft and hard high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing a 69 layered rust-resistant Damascus pattern. The blade has an extremely sharp cutting-angle. Our special heat treatment gives the blades an outstanding hardness rating of HRC61 on the Rockwell scale, ensuring long lasting cutting performance.
The handle is made out of an FDA-approved black Canvas-Micarta, which is an odorless and enormously durable material made of resin and linen. This material lasts decades. The end of the handle is made out of stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability. Two stainless steel rivets fasten the handle tightly.