Have a look: 15" overall 10" blade of 1080 high carbon steel, full convex grind (sharp!) 5" handle of Cocobolo with black fiber liners and copper pins It's hard to tell in the photo, but the blades are etched to show a subtle (but wavy) hamon line. If you look hard you can see it. And, of course, if you buy it...you can see it up close. Take one for *SOLD* shipped ConUS. Thanks!