Yaxell Gou is an outstanding knife series – literally. The name means "the outstanding" in Japanese. The blade is made of 101 layers of damasked steel. The core is made of durable SG2 steel and other steel layers of a softer, more rust-resistant steel. This means that the knives are extremely sharp and keep sharp for a long time. As an extra finish, all leaves are engraved with the Japanese sign for Gou. The hardness ratio is 62-64 HRC.
The knife handle is made of black micarta. The material is produced by joining linen cloth and special plastic under high pressure. This provides a hard, water resistant and hygienic material that is well suited in a kitchen environment. The handle is attached with the help of three powerful steel rivets. At the end of the handle is also a stainless steel button that ensures that the knife is perfectly balanced.