Just came back from work and I took a few pics of the Maruyoshi folding Santoku.
This is next to a Global Santoku and a regular size Swiss knife to show the size difference.
The Maruyoshi is 14 cm when folded. The blade is is 10 cm and the whole knife is 25 cm when unfolded.
The blade is V10 Japanese damascus stainless steel. It's simply beautiful. It's my best looking blade so far.
The handle looks like micarta, but I am not 100% certain.
The knife is shipped in a box and comes with a black nylon belt holster.
Performance wise, I cut some eggplants and it's a solid performer for it's size. I would not spend hours cutting with it, but if you need a decent knife on the road, it's the knife for you. I going to prepare a whole meal with it soon to see how it performs.
Dealing with Maruyoshi was very easy and shipping in Japan was fast. I got my knife on the second day I ordered. The owner of Maruyoshi is a real gentleman. Maruyoshi Knife
I think this knife would be a small luxury for most foodie. The only problem with it is the fact that carrying such a knife is illegal in Japan. At this size, it looks more like a hunting knife than a pocket knife.
p.s. I am sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, I recently moved and I haven't set up my light box yet...