This Special Edition Sukenari ZDP-189 Damascus K-tip Gyuto is 240mm with Triple Spacer Ebony Handle with White Corian Ferrule and a K&S hardwood saya in African Wenge.
The Knives and Stones Sukenari ZDP-189 line is truely a beauty by the look, beast by the performance. The core steel is the most advanced powdered steel that Hitachi offers: the ZDP-189, reaching an unmatched hardness of HRC 65 to 67. This is acthieved by over 3% of Carbon content in the steel (White 2 has about 1%, Blue 1 has about 1.25%, that tells you something) meaning the Sukenari ZDP-189 will offer insance edge retention and sharpness. Yet it is a stainless steel becasue of the added Chromium. Overall, the ZDP-189 has very similar composition to the Cowry-X steel from Daido.
The ZDP-189 blade is forged with Nickel damascus stainless steel and mirror polished, along with the rounded choil and spine, super thin behind the edge, it is truely a master-piece from Master Hanaki Nobuo. '
In order to match the high level fit and finish of the blade, we decided to throw in our K&S custom handles: the ebony, black horn ferrule with nickel-silver spacer handle is a standard among all the K&S Sukenari line, along with a wenge-wood saya to make it a complete package.
Tip to Heel Length
Blade Height at Heel
Width of Spine Above Heel
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip
|ZDP-189 Powdered Stainless Steel Core|
|Triple nickel-silver spacer ebony handle with white corian ferrule|