Korin Kochi Knives are hand crafted by Korin's select blacksmith in partnership with the top sharpener in Sakai City Japan. These knives have an extreme attention to detail that is evident from the first second you pick them up. The heel is completely finished and hand polished to reduce injuries during use. The shinogi line is in the absolute correct place, resulting in a blade that is a dream to sharpen without a lot of preparation. We feel these knives are some of the best we've encountered and are extremely proud to now offer this collection.