MAC 8.25" chef knife. Stainless steel blade with riveted pakka wood handle. A great professionals workhorse that has a cult following for a reason!
From Seki City, Mac knives are made from rust-resistant chrome molybdenum vanadium high-carbon cutlery steel. Factory forged, the blades are hand-ground, assembled, and polished by craftsmen of Seki City. Hardened to 57-61 HRC, they hold a nice edge and are easy to sharpen. These are a great introduction to Japanese double bevel knives for a home cook or professional more familiar with western or European style knives.