Kasumi Knives are Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, by the Sumikama Family, a 27th Generation Family of Knife Makers. Kasumi Damascus Knives are Made from 32 Layers of Stainless Steel Folded around a Middle Layer which acts as the Cutting Edge. A Super-Hard Alloy VG-10 is used as a Core Material of the Blade. This Knife Series Features the “KASUMI (Haze) Pattern,” that emerges in forging a Blade consisting of 32 Layers of Stainless Steel Holding the Core Material. Carefully Finished by Professionals, the Sharp Cut of this KASUMI Knife lasts Longer than Any other Knife, even allowing for constant use. In 2002, the KASUMI Series won the DESIGN PLUS Award at the Ambiente Messe in Germany.