Thsi KD30 Hunter was hand made by Ichiro Hattori, it features a Cowry-X blade with false top edge, .194" blade stock and .967" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a nickel silver guard and butt with cocobolo grip and black/nickel silver spacers. Comes with a brown leather sheath. Has a couple light scratches, otherwise excellent condition.
Cowry-X is a powdered alloy developed by Daido Steel Company and considered to be the next generation of cutlery steel. It contains 30% carbon, 20% Chromium and can be hardened to HRc 65-68. Master Hattori uses this Cowry-X as the core edge, constituting 26% of the blade thickness. The beautiful Damascus design is created by applying a forged 30 layers of Nickel and 30 layers of 429j2 stainless to each side, for a total of 121 layers. All KD30 series are forged and hand crafted personally by Master Hattori.