“Beauty and the Beast” is the best description for this very unique and very cool knife. Heavy weight san mai gyuto in wrought iron and nickel clad 1.2519 carbon steel with a forged finish. The blade is 237x57mm, and the handle is a stunning piece of natural end grain laburnum. This is a previously owned and used blade, but cleaned up beautifully. It does have one flaw, and that is a very fine and shallow scratch near the heel, shown as clear as possible in the photos. It is a minor flaw and should be able to be worked fully out with its first sharpening/thinning.