Sukenari ZDP189 Damascus Chef's Gyuto Knife 240mm with SAYA Sheath
Type: Chef's Knife / Gyuto
Blade Material : Mirror Polished HITACHI ZDP189 clad Damascus Stainless Steel
Core: HITACHI ZDP189
Outside: Damascus Stainless Steel
Handle: Octagonal Rosewood
Edge: Double Bevel
Edge Length: approx 230mm(9.05')
Blade Length: approx 240 mm (9.45'')
Total Length: approx 380 mm (14.96'')
Weight: approx 195 g (6.88 oz)
Blade Width: approx 50 mm (1.96")
Thicker portion of blade: approx 2.5 mm
Come with Magnolia SAYA Sheath
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. Their knives are in such demand that we had to pre-order a small amount of six knives six months in advance.
Sukenari's Damascus ZDP189 knives are as great performers as they are beautiful. ZDP189 steel has an incredibly high carbon content of 3%, that is more than double than the carbon content in most popular steels used in cutlery. The hard core steel is clad in a layered soft stainless steel that create the elegant Damascus wave pattern that is also known as "Sumi Nagashi". No two blades pattern are alike.
* Honayaki knives: knives that are made with only carbon steel, unlike san-mai or ni-mai knives that combine soft iron and steel together. They require special skill and training and fewer than five people in whole of Japan have the expertise required to forge such knives. They are truly the peak of Japanese traditional forging.
ZDP189 is Powdered Stainless Steel made by HITACHI Metals,ltd. The feature is super hard, abrasion resistance is outstanding, new generation material. Hardness, stickiness, abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance ... perhaps ZDP189 has the ultimate properties.
Iron will rust in the acid, salt, moisture, etc.. please wipe after use and keep it dry and clean.
If it have rust, it will be cleaned to polish by with scrubbing pad or round slices of radish it with a cleanser.
Don't cut frozen foods, please completely thawed.
Please use ceramic sharpening stone because ZDP189 is very hard.