This is a wrought iron gyuto with 1.2519 core. This steel is similar to aogami #2. I would consider this knife to fit into a ‘midweight’ category. I think this knife would be perfect for in home use. This knife has a Kasumi finish done by myself on Japanese natural stones. Kasumi finishes are not very common among western makers. They take a lot of time, but the end result is absolutely worth it. It also provides an easily thinned knife. This handle is a single piece of Plum wood from a local orchard in Missouri.
Disclaimer: This wrought iron is extremely old and has large silica deposits in the iron which are naturally occurring and sometimes this results in voids in the iron. This is the nature of old wrought iron and part of what gives it its beauty.
Out of the handle: 4.35mm
Above Makers Mark: 2.92mm
4cm from tip: 1.35mm
2cm from tip: .97mm