Sukenari Super Gold 2 Kiritsuke Yanagiba Knife 300mm Water Buffalo Rosewood
Type: Kiritsuke Yanagiba Knife (Hira Mirror Polished)
Blade Material : Super Gold 2 (SG2 ) Clad Stainless Steel
Core: Super Gold 2 (Powder High Speed Stainless Steel)
Outside: Stainless Steel
Handle: Octagonal Rosewood
Ferrule: Water Buffalo
Edge: Single Bevel for Right Handed
Edge Length: approx 290 mm
Blade Length: approx 310 mm
Overall Length: approx 452 mm
Weight: approx 228 g (8 oz)
Blade Width: approx 35 mm
Thicker portion of blade: approx 4.2 mm
Sukenari is a high end professional knives manufacturer since 1933. Sukenari is renowned worldwide for their exceptional work making Honyaki Shirogami#1 knives and handmade ZDP-189 blades. Only a few blacksmiths in Japan (less than 5 to our knowledge) are capable of forging pure 100% carbon steel Honyaki knives and even fewer make handmade ZDP-189 knives, the skills and expertise required are immense.
Sukenari high end quality knives have attracted quite a following in central Japan, and in recent years, in the rest of the world as well. Some consider their knives to be the best in the world. They always have backorders of 2 or 3 years. If you miss this opportunity to purchase it, you will not be able to get it easily.
About "Super Gold 2"
Super Gold 2 is registered trademark of Takefu Special Steel Co Ltd. A large quantity of high alloy ingredients are included by powder metallurgy. And it is super high quality steel that rich in high corrosion-resistant, high hardness, high toughness, high wear resistance. Though this HRC is high, it is easy to relatively re-sharpen it. And The edge retention is outstanding. Thus famous Chefs also loves this steel.
Note: Don't twist edge and hit. Don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken since the blade of Japanese is thinner for sharpness. Japanese knives are made by craftsmen, there might be scratch.