Masahiro MV-H knives are produced by Masahiro Co., Ltd. in Seki, Japan. Masahiro together with Masamoto and Misono form an elite group of the most prestigious brands in Japan commonly known as the three Ms. Among the numerous ranges of knives produced by Masahiro, the MV-H range is the top of the line. It is indisputably the best range from one of the best factories in Japan. The Masahiro knives are amazingly light weight, yet perfectly balanced. The handle is a heat, moisture and solvent resistant resin which is remarkably durable. It is much more practical and longer lasting than a laminated wood handle. The composite handle is also resistant to bacteria which keeps the knife very hygienic in daily use. The handle is a three rivet design and uses a very wide full tang almost as wide as the handle itself. This provides plenty of room for the rivets and still allows room for the handle to cover the tang for an incredibly smooth rounded handle that feels great in your hand.