once you understand the philosophy of chroma haiku pro knives, you will never use another knife again. if you take care for your knife, they will last you your professional life. The haiku name is chiselled into the blade by hand, which is then given the final haiku falcon approval stamp. after this the hilt of the blade is heated and burned into its handle, thereby securing the blade and handle so they don’t come apart. knives are given an antirust treatment, wrapped in antirust paper, and then carefully packaged in a “kiribako”, wooden box. the wood helps keep the knife dry by absorbing moisture, thereby reducing the risk of rust.