Kajin ZDP189 Damascus Water Buffalo Custom Santoku Knife

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Brand: Kajin
Type: Santoku Knife (Double bevel edged)
Blade Material: ZDP189 Clad Nickel Damascus Stainless Steel
Core: ZDP189
Blade Length: 165 mm
Blade Width:  46 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2 mm
Overall Length: approx 300 mm 
Weight approx 195 g 
Handle: Water Buffalo
Bolster: Damascus Stainless steel
HRC: 64+-1
Made in Japan

 This is a custom kitchen knife made in Seki City. Even most Japanese have never seen this kitchen knife during their lifetime. It is a rare limited item that is rarely produced. Kajin offers many kind of steel and handles. There are a few makers that makes ZDP189 kitchen Knives in Japan. As for ZDP189 Western kitchen knives, there are even fewer, maybe only two or three makers in Japan.

 ZDP189 is a finest stainless steel material manufactured by Hitachi Metals, Ltd., one of Japan's leading steel manufacturers. It excels in the durability of sharpness and is also resistant to rust. In particular, the hardness (hardness of steel material) that affects the sustainability of sharpness is the top class among all blade steel materials. 

 Avalon shells is also used. Furthermore, the Damascus double bolster is used. This knife can be said to be illusions.

About Japanese Knives
   Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines, there might be scratch. Most Japanese knives are thin blade.  Don't twist edge, and don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.