SUKENARI ZDP189 Gyuto Chef's Knife 240mm Buffalo Bolster with SAYA
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Type: Chef's Knife / Gyuto
Blade Material : HITACHI ZDP189 clad Stainless Steel
Core: HITACHI ZDP189
Outside: Stainless Steel
Handle: Octagonal Magnolia (HOU)
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 175 g (6.17 oz)
Blade Width: approx 50 mm (1.96")
Thicker portion of blade: approx 2.5 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. Their knives are in such demand that we had to pre-order a small amount of six knives six months in advance.
ZDP189 steel has an incredibly high carbon content of 3%, that is triple the carbon content in most popular steels used in cutlery. The hard core steel is clad soft stainless steel.
* 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.
For US buyers: De Minimis Value Increases to $800 Release Date: March 11, 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that March 10, it raised the value of a shipment of merchandise imported by one person on one day that generally may be imported free of duties and taxes from $200 to $800. .... Shipments valued at $800 or less for the de minimis exemption will be eligible under the same processes and with the same restrictions that currently apply to de minimis shipments of $200 or less.
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, you can sharpen with it.
About Japanese Knives
Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines,so there are scratches. Almost Japanese knives are thin blade. Don't hit and cut frozen food or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.