I came upon two Tojiro knives, the Shippu BLACK DP Damascus (model FD-1594): According to their site, the steel is "VG10 + Low- and High-Carbon Stainless Steel (Oxide black chemical conversion coating)" and has 63 layers of Damascus with a HRC of 60. The second one is the Zen BLACK 3 Layered Cobalt Alloy Steel (model FD-1564): Blade steel is VG10 + 13 Chrome Stainless Steel (Oxide black chemical conversion coating). I don't have any Japanese knives in the collection, so I really don't know what to expect. Compared to a more traditional Western knife it looks a bit rough in the fit & finish department, but I'm aware that that's a trait of Japanese knives. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with Tojiro knives?