Kasumi Knives are shipped free across Canada on orders over $99. Kasumi Knives are produced by the Sumikama Cutlery factory in Seki Japan. Sumikama specializes in producing knives from the most advanced materials, with the most advanced manufacturing techniques. The Kasumi Damascus series is made from 32 layers of Damascus steel with a middle layer ultra hard steel. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge and it is made from VG-10, a high carbon steel for durability and ease of sharpening.