The Masamoto VG series features their special "Hyper Molybdenum Vanadium" steel with about 1% of carbon, the bevel is 7/3 grind. The handle is made of anti-bacterial POM, which is more desirable in a commercial environment.
Masamoto Sohonten, the undisputed king of Japanese kitchen knives, has arrived at Knives and Stones. Started by Minosuke Matsuzawa in 1872, succeed by Kichizo Hirano in 1891, Masamoto Sohonten is now under the management of the 6th generation Masamoto: Masahiro Hirano. With almost 150 years of history, Masamoto Sohonten is recognized by almost every Japanese chef as the best kitchen knife brand in Japan.