When you are looking for a quality Japanese kitchen knife, at an affordable price, the Kai Wasabi series is perfect. The Daido 1K6 stainless steel blade has a 58 HRC hardness. The handles are made out of a combination of bamboo powder and polypropylene. This makes them durable and waterproof. With a knife from the Kai Wasabi series you are getting top-quality. Razor-sharp, both in terms of price and sharpness.