Made in Oregon. Hand-forged kitchen knives from Murray Carter who first trained in Japan with Sensei Yasuyuki Sakemoto, a 16th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith whose family custom-forged samurai swords for some of Japan’s most influential feudal lords. Carter worked for an additional 12 years as a village bladesmith before founding Carter Cutlery out of Oregon. Made with an Arizona desert ironwood handle. All knives are made with kataha (two layer) construction or sanmai (three layer) construction of pure Hitachi white and blue steel. 14"L incl 8.5"L blade Hand wash and hand dry. Keep dry and if storing for long periods of time, use non-toxic blade or cooking oil to prevent rust. materials::Ironwood and stainless steel